Toishi Iizuna Castle




Iiźunajō was part of a complex of castles making up the Toishi Castle complex. Unlike other sites, IIźunajō was built at much lower elevation in the foothills of the castle mount. It was constructed on a hill between Iseyama and Kamikawa to guard access to residences located below the main castle complex.

Visit Notes

The center of Iiźunajō is located on a hill behind an old meeting hall. This is private, cultivated land and access is restricted. However, the lower part of the castle is now the site of a grand old building which served as a meeting space for locals after the Edo Period. This structure sits on comely ishigaki (stone walls) dating to 1890.


Castle Profile
English Name Toishi Iizuna Castle
Japanese Name 砥石飯綱城
Founder Murakami Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Horikiri, Terracing
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Ueda Station on the Shinano Railway; Sugadaira Bus from Ueda Station No.3 Bus Stop
Visitor Information Access Restricted
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Ueda, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 25' 17.29" N, 138° 17' 44.34" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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