Joumura Castle (Ina)

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Theorised to have been built and controlled by the Zengomi Clan (善語見氏). See also: Joumurafuru Castle.

Visit Notes

Jōmurajō, which means "Castle Village Castle", is paired with Jōmurafurajō, which means "Castle Village Old Castle". The two sites are very close together but Jōmurajō sits on a cliff overlooking the older ruin. Jōmurajō is a more complicated construct, featuring two integral baileys, karabori (dry moats) and dorui (earth-piled ramparts). The embankments in the second bailey appear to have been excavated or dug into. I'm not sure if they were originally that height or not.


Castle Profile
English Name Joumura Castle (Ina)
Japanese Name 伊那城村城
Founder Zengomi Clan maybe
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Karabori, Dorui
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Ohtagiri Station on the Iida Line; 57 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; farmland
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Komagane, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 45' 5.18" N, 137° 58' 47.03" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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