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.
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.
|English Name||Toishi Iizuna Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Kuruwa, Horikiri, Terracing|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|