Yokoyama Castle (Chikuma)
The Yokoyamajō archaelogical site marks the ruins, now buried, of a Yayoi period fortification, according to the site marker. In a depression next to the lone marker indicating the site is a small river with rice paddies. These rice paddies could have been here for two millenia!
Nothing remains to see of the fortification itself. I wouldn't have come here except it is right next to Akagi Kita Castle, the ruins of a medieval castle. It was interesting to ponder what the ancient site might've been like.
|English Name||Chikuma Yokoyama Castle|
|Alternate Names||Yokoyama Castle (Yayoi Period)|
|Year Founded||Yayoi Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Murai Station on the Chuo Line; 35 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free|
|Time Required||5 minutes|
|Location||Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 9' 44.21" N, 137° 58' 45.12" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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