See Tatai Castle for more information.
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.
|English Name||Tataijoumonomi Fort|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Horikiri, Kuruwa, Dobashi|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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