Kattori Castle (Chikuma)
Kattorijō was one of three strongholds used by the Ogasawara to protect the settlement of Ono and the surrounding valley during the Sengoku Period. The others were Chikuma Ueda Castle and Ina Konishi Castle (Ono straddles a county border).
Descending from Kiridōzan toward the town of Ono took me to the ruins of Chikuma-Kattorijō. A pylon has been constructed here, complicating my inspection. There is a single bailey of this fort, and what looks like dorui to the rear. There is a small explanation board.
|English Name||Chikuma Kattori Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Ono Station on the Chūō East Line; 20 minute walk to trail head; 30 minute hike|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; mountain|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 3' 34.96" N, 137° 57' 31.28" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|