Komakikamino Castle (Chiisagata)

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See Chiisagata Komaki Castle for more information.

Visit Notes

The Upper Komaki Castle is reached via the 'Men's Trail' from the lower castle. The trail is very steep and contains rope sections and uninviting drops to either side. The upper castle is essentially a simple fort with a single forward bailey and a series of trenches cutting the ridge which protect the rear. Beyond here there is the Komakijō Kaminokoya, a hidden redoubt. I didn't visit because it appears it is only a narrow slip of a terraced ridge, and I just didn't have the time at that point. A 'koya' is a sort of secret redoubt found at many Shinano castles.


Castle Profile
English Name Komakikamino Castle (Chiisagata)
Japanese Name 小県小牧上ノ城
Founder ???
Year Founded ???
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Horikiri
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Shinano-Kokubunji Station on the Shinano Railway; 25 minute walk to trail head
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Ueda, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 22' 24.85" N, 138° 15' 40.32" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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