Ueshi Castle was first constructed in 1386 by Nanjo Sadamune. The castle was frequently involved in battles with Amago Province and the Mori Clan over control of the Hoki Province. The Nanjo sided with Nobunaga in his attack on the Hoki Province but were ousted when they lost at the Battle of Sekigahara. The castle was abandoned at that time. Even though little remains from the original castle, it was a fairly extensive mountaintop castle with many baileys. The foundations of watchtowers have also been discovered.
If visiting by car, the castle is only a 20 minute walk from the upper parking lot. If on foot, it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes to reach the castle from Matsuzaki Station. There is also said to be a trail to Misasa.
Profile and photos by Jcastle contributor Phibbyfan.
|English Name||Ueshi Castle|
|Castle Condition||Reconstructed main keep|
|Designations||Prefectural Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Matsuzaki Station, bus|
|Visitor Information||Always open/Free|
|Time Required||1 hour|
|Location||Yurihama, Tottori Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 26' 14.35" N, 133° 53' 54.42" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2014|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|