Kitagejou Fort


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Kitagejō-rui is thought to have been built by the Oyamada Clan, and as such it is also referred to as the Oyamada-yashiki. About 10m of dorui (earthen ramparts) remain, but the site is thought to have had ramparts in a square formation of about 60m-100m on each side. The date of construction is unknown. See also Kitagejou Yashiki, presumed to be a related site.

Visit Notes

Only a sorry clump of earth remains of Kitagejō-rui, a fortified residence.

  • Dorui

Castle Profile
English Name Kitagejou Fort
Japanese Name 北下条塁
Alternate Names Oyamada-yashiki 小山田屋敷
Founder Oyamada Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Visitor Information
Access Shinpu or Nirasaki stations on the Chūō Main Line; 25 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Nirasaki, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 43' 38.96" N, 138° 26' 39.95" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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