Yoritomoyama Fort

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Visit Notes

Yoritomoyama-toride is a satellite fortification of Minochi-Katsurayamajō, located further down the mountain. A mountain road passes between the two sites. There is a path up to Katsurayamajō, and directly below the road the ruins of Yoritomoyama-toride begin. There are a series of trenches and embankments before one reaches the main enclosure. This main bailey is surrounded by a ring bailey and earthen ramparts. it's a neat little fort ruin and a nice warm-up for the big mission of tackling Katsurayamajō above.




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Castle Profile
English Name Yoritomoyama Fort
Japanese Name 頼朝山砦
Founder Uesugi Kenshin
Year Founded 1555
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Obikuruwa, Dorui, Karabori, Horikiri, Ohte
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Access: Zenkōji-shita Station on the Nagano Line; 30 minute walk to trail head. Or 40 minute walk from Nagano Station. Qucikest hiking trail takes half an hour or more.
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 39' 52.56" N, 138° 10' 2.10" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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