During the Sengoku Period Takeda Shingen founded Komoro Castle on the grounds of two earlier castles called Otome Castle and Nabebuta Castle to help administer the Eastern Shinshu area. Sengoku Hidehisa became lord of the castle in 1590 and later his son Tadamasa expanded the castle further. The original Otemon gate (Important Cultural Property) and the foundation of the tenshu date from this time period.
The Otemon is on the oppsoite side of the station from the main park and Sannomon. Be sure to visit it too.
|English Name||Komoro Castle|
|Castle Condition||No main keep but other buildings|
|Designations||Top 100 Castles, has Important Cultural Properties|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Otemon Gate, Sannomon Gate|
|Features||gates, turrets, trenches, stone walls|
|Access||Komoro Sta. (Koumi Line, Shinano Testudou); 5 min. walk.|
|Location||Komoro, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 19' 38", 138° 25' 2"|
|Visits||October 16, 2008|