Ina Takada Castle
From the Kamakura Period the Nakazawa Clan held sway over the area and it is thought that they may have built Takadajō. Takami Sonbē, a relative of the Nakazawa, was castellan at one point in the Sengoku Period. Neighbourhood names in the village such as "Outer Fort", "Moat" and "Castle Field" survive.
Now a small and pretty park, Takadajō features dorui (earthen ramparts) and what looks like a trench next to a yaguradai, although the latter may just be wishful thinking on my part. Either way, there is a mound of earth here with a monument stone on top reading "Old Castle". There are blossoming trees here which would surely be very lovely at full bloom.
|English Name||Ina Takada Castle|
|Year Founded||Kamakura Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Dorui, Hori, Tatebori, Kuruwa, Yaguradai|
|Access||Ohtagiri Station on the Iida Line; 40 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; park|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Komagane, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 44' 57.62" N, 137° 58' 9.26" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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