Uenoyama Castle

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History

Uenoyamajō was built by Hanamura Wakasa in the Sengoku Period. It was also known as Tonoyamajō. It fell to Takeda forces at the time of the conquest of Kariyaharajō in 1553.

Visit Notes

The trail to Uenoyamajō ruins is right by a hairpin bend in the mountain road above Tazawa. Here I identified baileys, embankments, remnant stonework, and some other minor features. There was supposed to be climbing moats on the mountainside but I couldn't identify these. It was a nice little site all in all. I went to an outer detached bailey and this luckily had a path up back up to the road.


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Castle Profile
English Name Uenoyama Castle
Japanese Name 上ノ山城
Alternate Names 殿山城・筑摩上ノ山城
Founder Hanamura Wakasa
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Horikiri, Dorui, Kuruwa, stone pilings
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Tazawa Station on the Shinonoi Line; 10 minute walk to mountain base
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 18' 6.55" N, 137° 56' 46.18" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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