Chausudate is a fort just to the northwest of Hiyama Castle on the ridge along the main valley approaching the castle. See Hiyama Castle for more details. When the Kitabatake of Namioka Castle were attacked and defeated by the Tsugaru in 1578, Kitabatake (Namioka) Akimura is said to have fled to Ando Chikasue, who was his father-in-law, and resided here at the Chausudate from that time.

Visit Notes

Chausudate is not well marked and fairly difficult to find. You need to look for the small white signpost along the side of the road. If you look towards the hill in the background you should be able to see a white sign. Cut through between the two rice fields to get there. There is not much to see but you can make out some trenches and leveled areas for baileys on the hilltop. It is actually more visible in person than these photos show.

Chausudate is a National Historic Site combined with Hiyama Castle and Ohdate

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Castle Profile
English Name Chausudate
Japanese Name 茶臼館
Founder Hiyama Clan
Year Founded 15th-16th C.
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations National Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Higashi Noshiro Station (Gono Line); 70 mins walk (6 km)
Visitor Information mountain, open 24/7
Time Required 20 mins
Location Noshiro, Akita Prefecture
Coordinates 40° 10' 2.86" N, 140° 6' 28.76" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2020
Admin Visits November 12, 2020
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