Tateishi Fort

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Tateishi-toride was a branch fortification of Takashimakojō, built as part of a series of border defences to protect the Upper suwa Shrine against the forces of the Lower Suwa Shrine. See Takashimako Castle for more information.

Visit Notes

There is a park in Suwa called Tateishi. The Tateishi-toride ("Fort Standing Rock") site is near here. I found a terraced area which may have been a bailey, but that's about it. The site today is otherwise dominated by a large inn which now appears closed. The nearby Tateishi Park grants fantastic views of Lake Suwa.

  • Baileys of Tateishi Fort
  • Terracing of hillside / possible sub-bailey of fort
  • View of Takashima Castle
  • Lake Suwa
  • Tateishi Park
  • Trail

Castle Profile
English Name Tateishi Fort
Japanese Name 立石砦
Founder Upper Suwa Faction
Year Founded 14th Century
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa
Visitor Information
Access Kami-Suwa Station on the Chuo Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Suwa, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 3' 5.65" N, 138° 7' 27.41" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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