Suganuma Castle (Ina)

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Suganuma Castle was built by the Suganuma Clan. In 1549, whilst Suganuma Awamori was castellan, Suganumajō was captured by Takeda Shingen during his invasion of Ina.

Visit Notes

Suganumajō overlooks the alluvial plain in Ina County. Features at this hilltop ruin include a shukuruwa (main bailey), koshiguruwa (minor baileys carved into the hillside beneath major baileys), an obikuruwa (ring bailey) around the shukuruwa, and karabori (dry moats). There is a wide karabori between the shukuruwa and ninokuruwa. Parts of the ruin are forested or under plough. I found chocolate vine but had to watch out for burrs (chestnut burrs have hurt me more than bears)!


Castle Profile
English Name Suganuma Castle (Ina)
Japanese Name 伊那菅沼城
Founder Suganuma Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Karabori, Koshikuruwa, Obikuruwa
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Komagane Station on the Iida Line; 60 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required 40 minutes
Location Komagane, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 43' 31.66" N, 137° 58' 38.71" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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