Uchi Castle (Chikuma)

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Uchijō was the site of a medieval castle, or, more probably, a yakata (fortified manor house), and then later, in the proto-modern era, it became the Horinōchi-yashiki, the residence of the Nanushi (village magistrate) of Horinōchi-mura. Although no physical ruins remain of the medieval structures, we can surmise from the name of the village that a castle or yakata existed here called Uchijō and that it possessed moats.

Visit Notes

The former centre of Uchijō is located adjacent to the Horinōchi-yashiki and is today completely developed over with residential structures and vegetable patches, and so unfortunately no ruins remains of the medieval fort. See: Horinouchi Yashiki.


Castle Profile
English Name Uchi Castle (Chikuma)
Japanese Name 筑摩内城
Founder ???
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Shiojiri Station on the Chūō Main Line; 25 minute walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 6' 31.43" N, 137° 58' 5.48" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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