Tataijoumonomi Fort

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Visit Notes

On an opposite ridge to Tataijō itself is this look-out fort ruin. It consists of one small, room-sized bailey with a trench to the rear and earthen bridge spanning that. There was a marker post but it looked like it had been hacked to pieces deliberately. Who would do that? The blogger I followed recommended starting at the bottom of the ridge but I followed a forestry road with a series of hairpins to arrive just below the fort site. The climb up from here is very brief and there was even a path which went to just below the bailey. It was super easy, barely an inconvenience. I’d recommend this route rather than going from the steep terminus of the ridge where I came down.

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  • Main bailey and site marker much worn

Castle Profile
English Name Tataijoumonomi Fort
Japanese Name 田多井城物見砦
Founder Tatai Ôsumi
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Horikiri, Kuruwa, Dobashi
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Nakagaya Station on the Ôito Line; 10 minute drive or 60 minute walk to trailhead
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 16' 44.26" N, 137° 50' 53.45" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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