Kasumi Castle 霞城
Founder Ohmuro
Year unknown
Type Mountaintop
Condition Ruins
Alternate Name Ohmuro-jo
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Location Nagano, Nagano Pref.
Map Google Map
Access Nagano Sta.; Bus to Kawanakajima Battlefield, 50 min walk.
Visited December 2016
Visitor Info. You can rent electric bicycles (or regular bicycles) at Matsushiro and easily visit Kasumi Castle or Kawanakajima from there. Avoid the middle of summer. The weeds will probably be too thick to see the stone walls well. | Time Required: 60 mins
Notes 川中島古戦場を見下ろす山尾根の麓あたりに位置する城跡です。ちょっと急な山を登って約10分で城跡に着きます。信濃の山城の石垣がこれほど充実しているかつ行きやすい山城は他にはないと思います。川中島古戦場、松代城、善光寺などへ近くに来た時は是非寄ってみてください。
History It's unknown when the castle was established but it was likely built by the Ohmuro clan who were long time local lords. After the fall of the Takeda in 1582, the Ohmuro briefly switched allegiance to Nobunaga's ally Mori Nagayoshi. When Nobunaga died shortly afterwards the Ohmuro allied with Uesugi Kagekatsu. The castle was likely abandoned when the Ohmuro moved to Aizu with Uesugi Kagekatsu in 1598.
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Nagano, Nagano Pref.
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Third Bailey Trail up the mountain
Trail up the mountain