Yanagizakaue Fort

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One of many minor forts built by the Nishimaki Clan to protect their bases at Ota Yakata and Azumi Nishimaki Castle. The forts were built along a cliff overlooking a river

Visit Notes

The site of this former fort, Yanagizaka-toride (Fort-upon-Weeping Willow Hill), is now an apple tree orchard. This area is nowadays famous for apple production. There's little in the way of ruins of the fort. I thought I might've identified some climbing trenches, but they are very deformed now.


Castle Profile
English Name Yanagizakaue Fort
Japanese Name 柳坂上砦
Founder Nishimaki Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts tatebori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Hata Station on the Kamikouchi Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; farmland
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 12' 43.52" N, 137° 50' 46.36" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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