Uchi Castle (Chikuma)
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.
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.
|English Name||Chikuma Uchi Castle|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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