Uenoyamajō was built by Hanamura Wakasa in the Sengoku Period. It was also known as Tonoyamajō. It fell to Takeda forces at the time of the conquest of Kariyaharajō in 1553.
The trail to Uenoyamajō ruins is right by a hairpin bend in the mountain road above Tazawa. Here I identified baileys, embankments, remnant stonework, and some other minor features. There was supposed to be climbing moats on the mountainside but I couldn't identify these. It was a nice little site all in all. I went to an outer detached bailey and this luckily had a path up back up to the road.
|English Name||Uenoyama Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Designations||Local Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Horikiri, Dorui, Kuruwa, stone pilings|
|Access||Tazawa Station on the Shinonoi Line; 10 minute walk to mountain base|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; Mountain|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Azumino, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 18' 6.55" N, 137° 56' 46.18" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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