Koide Castle (Ina)
Koide Castle is thought to have been constructed by the Koide Clan in the late Kamakura period. The Kanji for the clan and for the castle are different. The Kanji used by the Koide Clan was 小井弓, whilst the Kanji for the castle is 小出城.
The ruins of Koide Castle are located on a clifftop overlooking a river. Ruins include kuruwa (baileys), dorui (earthen ramparts), karabori (dry moats) and tatebori (climbing moats). The castle was divided into three parts: the middle castle, east castle and west castle. Most ruins are to found in the middle castle. It is a municipal designated historical site.
|English Name||Ina Koide Castle|
|Year Founded||Kamakura Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Designations||Local Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Kuruwa, Karabori, Dorui, Tatebori|
|Access||Shimojima Station on the Iida Line; 18 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; park|
|Time Required||45 minutes|
|Location||Ina, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 49' 11.60" N, 137° 55' 58.76" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|