Tazawa Castle (Chikuma)
Tazawajō is thought to have been a branch castle of Hikarujō. See Hikaru Castle for more information.
Chikuma-Tazawajō is located along the ridge on the way up the mountain to Hikarujō, which was my main destination that day. There is a hiking trail to be found near Tazawa Station. There is a path cut into the mountainside as one draws close to the castle site, and this may also be a castle feature (堀低道?). The shape of the baileys at this site are rather hard to discern and there is bamboo growing over parts, but the large trenches are unmistakable. I was able to reach Hikarujō in short order from here.
|Chikuma Tazawa Castle
|Pre Edo Period
|Dorui, Karabori, Kuruwa
|Tazawa Station on the Shinonoi Line; 10 minute walk to hiking trail
|Free; 24/7; Mountain
|Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
|36° 18' 45.50" N, 137° 56' 25.51" E
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