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Tataifurujō, or “Tatai Old Castle”, is located next to a shrine and was built atop of a kofun (ancient burial mound). It’s not so high up and the kofun made building the small fort much easier. In the middle of the main bailey is a large depression where I suppose a burial chamber was unearthed. The kofun’s sides were carved into sub-baileys to ring the fort. To the rear side of the fort is a karabori (dry moat).
|Pre Edo Period
|Karabori, Dorui, Kuruwa
|Nearest station is Nakagaya Station on the Ôito Line; 10 minute drive or 60 minute walk to trailhead
|24/7 free; kofun ruins
|Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
|36° 17' 3.62" N, 137° 51' 1.15" E
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