Furumaya Castle (Azumi)

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Furumayajō was the namesake castle of the Furumaya Clan, but it was not as important as a stronghold, it seems, as Koiwatakejō. It was located close to the site of their fortified manor hall, Furumaya Yakata, though.

Visit Notes

The site of Furumayajō is now the temple Shōshin'in and no ruins remain. I was surprised there wasn't more to see at the main base of this noteworthy clan, but it seems that they probably didn't need to excessively fortify it since they also had possession of Koiwatake Castle nearby, which was a more effective redoubt. The site being on otherwise usable land, it was quickly developed over after the castle's abandonment.

  • Temple Main Gate

Castle Profile
English Name Furumaya Castle (Azumi)
Japanese Name 安曇古厩城
Founder Nishina Morikane; Furumaya Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Aźumi-Oiwake Station on the Ôito Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; Temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 22' 19.96" N, 137° 50' 57.62" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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