Little is known of the history of Haranomoto Castle but it is reckoned to have been built as a branch castle of Takami Castle.
One of the many "cliff castles" bordering the plain of the Ina Valley, Haranomotojō is evident through remains such as dorui (earth-piled ramparts), karabori (dry moats) and kuruwa (baileys). The land is now given over to farming.
|English Name||Haranomoto Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Karabori, Dorui, Kuruwa|
|Access||Komagane Station on the Iida Line; 55 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; farmland|
|Time Required||25 minutes|
|Location||Komagane, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 44' 12.73" N, 137° 58' 49.58" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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