Akagi Minami Castle
Thought to have been constructed by Hōjō Masayori, son of Hōjō Takayori, in the Kamakura Period, it is said Akagi-minamijō was controlled by Kogawa Denpachirō in the late 16th century. It was presumably abandoned by the Edo Period. Twinned with Akagi-kitajō in the north, the castle's name derives from its use as a fort and residence by the Akagi Clan.
The remains of Akagi-minamijō, twinned with Akagi-kitajō to the north, consist of at least one kuruwa (bailey), some dorui (embankment) remnants, and a series of horikiri (trenches). The site is now a wooded promontory above a small alcove used for rice farming. To the north is a large Epson factory and workers' dormitories are located next to the castle ruin.
|English Name||Akagi Minami Castle|
|Year Founded||Kamakura Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Hirooka Station on the Chuo Line; walk 40 minutes|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 9' 19.87" N, 137° 58' 23.30" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|