Kai Horinouchi Castle
Horinōchijō, otherwise known as Ueno-yashiki, was a fortified residence site. It belonged to the Ueno Clan, who would later move to Yamanashi County (this site is in Yatsushiro County). The Ueno Clan served the Takeda Clan in Kai Province.
‘Horinōchi’ means ‘within the moats’ and it is not an uncommon name as concerns castles and fortified residences. The Horinōchi area of Kōfu Municipality (formerly Yatsushiro County), now a periurban area at the edge of the suburbs, sits between two waterways. Perhaps moats were dug at one point between the waterways, but it’s not clear to me whether this was to fortify the Yatsushiro-Ueno-yashiki or some kind of fortified settlement.
No ruins remain of Horinōchijō / Ueno-yashiki and the site today is rural residences and agrarian suburbia.
|English Name||Kai Horinouchi Castle|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Nearest Station is Jōei Station on the Minobu Line; 37 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Access Limited|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 36' 41.08" N, 138° 33' 35.32" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Friends of JCastle|
|Oshiro Tabi Nikki|
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