Ina Shimono Castle

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Visit Notes

Shimonojō is separated from Kitanojō by a stream which I crossed by first shimmying along the slippiest log I'd ever chanced and leaning as far as I could, sort of falling and catching myself really, between two dry islands of rocks, and then hopping above the water. Anyway there was a bridge. But at least I didn't fall in. Shimonojō's ruins are now a forested area alongside the fearsome Tenryūgawa. The rocky cliffs which border the river protected the castle. Ruins include dorui (earth-piled ramparts) and kuruwa (baileys).


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Castle Profile
English Name Ina Shimono Castle
Japanese Name 伊那下ノ城
Founder 中越氏
Year Founded Muromachi Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Dorui, Tatebori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Miyada Station on the Iida Line; 24 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; park
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Miyada, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 46' 14.05" N, 137° 57' 36.94" E
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