Tazawa Castle (Chikuma)

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Tazawajō is thought to have been a branch castle of Hikarujō. See Hikaru Castle for more information.

Visit Notes

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.


Castle Profile
English Name Tazawa Castle (Chikuma)
Japanese Name 筑摩田沢城
Founder Hikaru Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Karabori, Kuruwa
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Tazawa Station on the Shinonoi Line; 10 minute walk to hiking trail
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Mountain
Time Required 40 minutes
Location Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 18' 45.50" N, 137° 56' 25.51" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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