Yokoyama Castle (Yayoi Period)

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The Yokoyamajō archaelogical site marks the ruins, now buried, of a Yayoi Period fortification. In a depression next to the lone marker indicating the site is a small river with rice paddies. There have been rice paddies here for two millenia!

Visit Notes

Nothing remains to see of the fortification itself. I wouldn't have come here except it is right next to Akagi Kita Castle, the ruins of a medieval castle. It was interesting to ponder what the ancient site might've been like.


Castle Profile
English Name Yokoyama Castle (Yayoi Period)
Japanese Name 横山城(弥生時代)
Founder The Yayoi
Year Founded Yayoi Period
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Murai Station on the Chuo Line; 35 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 9' 44.21" N, 137° 58' 45.12" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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