Atagoyama Noroshidai


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Atagoyama-noroshidai was part of a network of fortified signal towers built by Takeda Nobutora to protect Kai and alert the province’s defenders to any invasion. There are many beacon towers and watchtowers surrounding the Takeda’s main base at the Rhododendron Palace.

Visit Notes

This hill overlooking the Kai Basin had a noroshidai (fortified beacon tower) atop of it in the Sengoku period, but the area has now been developed and no ruins remain. The noroshidai area is now the site of the Yamanashi Prefectural Science Museum. Further up the hill is the Kōfu Bussharitō, a reliquary in the form of a continental stupa.

  • Not a period accurate watchtower...

Castle Profile
English Name Atagoyama Noroshidai
Japanese Name 愛宕山烽火台
Founder Takeda Nobutora
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Kōfu Station on the Chūō Line; 35 minute walk on roads, or 15 minutes to a foot path south of the hill and walk from there
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 40' 10.13" N, 138° 34' 50.41" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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