Inamura Castle (Ina)

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Inamurajō was built to replace an earlier castle at a nearby site now called Inamurafurujō. It was built by the Inamura Clan who controlled the area. The Inamura would later co-operate with Takeda Shingen in his invasion of Ina. Built at a frond-like protrusion of the cliffline into the valley, the castle consisted of two baileys protected by natural elevation, karabori (dry moats) and tatebori (climbing moats). Opposite to Inamurajō across the protruding peninsula of cliff was Inamurafurujō.

Visit Notes

Very little to see at this one unfortunately, although I identified some trench work. Most of the site is now farmland.


Castle Profile
English Name Inamura Castle (Ina)
Japanese Name 伊那稲村城
Founder Inamura Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Hori, Kuruwa
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Ohtagiri Station on the Iida Line; 40 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; farmland
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Komagane, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 44' 38.94" N, 137° 58' 30.86" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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