Nechi Kamijouyama Castle
Kamijōyamajō was a satellite fortification of Nechijō.
See Nechi Castle for more information.
Kamijōyamajō (“Upper Castle Mount Castle”) is a satellite fortification site of Nechijō. If one has climbed to the highest point of Nechijō already then it isn’t so demanding to then reach Kamijōyamajō. However! I found the site very overgrown. The trail up was fine, and I made out several trenches though they were full of young bamboo, but the main bailey, which seemed quite large but with some terracing in the middle, is completely swamped with small trees, mostly camellia bushes, which make movement difficult. I also heard many animals, and saw a flash of grey accompanied by much ruckus which I think was a fleeing mountain goat. I didn’t see a fellow human on the entire castle mount, but this area was particularly wild. At a depression between Kamijōyamajō and Nechijō proper is a path which descends back down the mountain, and I took this to reach Kuriyamajō.
|English Name||Nechi Kamijouyama Castle|
|Founder||Uesugi Clan; Murakami Yoshikiyo|
|Year Founded||Before 1556|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Designations||Prefectural Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Nechi Station on the Oh'ito Line; 10 minute walk to trailhead to Nechi Castle|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; mountain|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Itoigawa, Niigata Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 57' 12.56" N, 137° 52' 19.52" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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