Teusuyama Fort

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This fort was built as a "tsume-no-shiro" (mountaintop fortress to flee to when under siege) for the Hikobe Yashiki. I assume it was also built around 1561 by Hikobe Nobukatsu, who built the Hikobe Yashiki, but have found no details either way.

Please refer to the Hikobe Yashiki for more information.

Visit Notes

It seems that there are a couple of trails to the top of the mountain. The route I took started from the Kamo Shrine. This bilingual guide to hiking trails shows a walking course that includes the Hikobe Yashiki. Pay attention to the signs along the course however, because the route to the fort at the top of the mountain branches from the main trail. Even in March it was still overgrown with trees and shrubs, not to mention a number of fallen trees to climb over/around to get to the top. Regardless, there really isn't anything to see. It would be nice if they trimmed back the trees around the top. I'm sure you would get nice views of the area.

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Castle Profile
English Name Teusuyama Fort
Japanese Name 手臼山砦
Founder Hikobe Nobukatsu
Year Founded 1561
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Kiryu Station (Jr Ryomo Line, 40 min bus to Hirosawamachi 6 chome bus stop, 15 min walk
Visitor Information mountain trails, open 24/7
Time Required 30 mins
Location Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 22' 16.43" N, 139° 20' 36.28" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2020
Admin Visits March 22, 2020

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