Ina Muraoka Castle
It is supposed that Muraoka Castle was a satellite fortifcation of Koidejō. Both castle sites are located on a corner of cliff between the Tenryūgawa alluvial plain and a smaller river flowing into it. Koidejō, the main base of the Koide Clan, is set further back whilst Muraokajō overlooks the Tenryū River.
Muraoka Castle is a clifftop castle ruin in the Ina Valley. It is now on private property, but I could make out some remains of dorui (earth-piled ramparts) from the roadside. I also tried to inspect these ramparts from below.
|English Name||Ina Muraoka Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Kuruwa, Dorui, Hori|
|Access||Shimojima Station on the Iida Line; 20 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Ina, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 49' 14.30" N, 137° 56' 22.70" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|