Nechi Kamijouyama Castle

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Kamijōyamajō was a satellite fortification of Nechijō.

See Nechi Castle for more information.

Visit Notes

Kamijōyamajō (“Upper Castle Mount Castle”) is a satellite fortification site of Nechijō. If one has climbed to the highest point of Nechijō already then it isn’t so demanding to then reach Kamijōyamajō. However! I found the site very overgrown. The trail up was fine, and I made out several trenches though they were full of young bamboo, but the main bailey, which seemed quite large but with some terracing in the middle, is completely swamped with small trees, mostly camellia bushes, which make movement difficult. I also heard many animals, and saw a flash of grey accompanied by much ruckus which I think was a fleeing mountain goat. I didn’t see a fellow human on the entire castle mount, but this area was particularly wild. At a depression between Kamijōyamajō and Nechijō proper is a path which descends back down the mountain, and I took this to reach Kuriyamajō.

  • Kamijouyama Castle Mount as seen from the very end of Nechi Main Castle

Castle Profile
English Name Nechi Kamijouyama Castle
Japanese Name 根知上城山城
Alternate Names 根地上城山城
Founder Uesugi Clan; Murakami Yoshikiyo
Year Founded Before 1556
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nechi Station on the Oh'ito Line; 10 minute walk to trailhead to Nechi Castle
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Itoigawa, Niigata Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 57' 12.56" N, 137° 52' 19.52" E
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