This clifftop castle ruin overlooking the alluvial plain in the Ina Valley dates to the Early Kamakura Period. It was a fortified residence enclosed by heaped up earthen embankments and dry moats. The layout was a simply square situated at the corner of a cliffline.
I found (the remains of) a karabori (dry moat) and a tatebori (climbing moat) around what was presumably the main enclosure of the fort. Some deformed dorui (earthen ramparts) can be found. The site is now a forest.
|English Name||Inuinofuru Castle|
|Year Founded||Muromachi Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Tatebori, Karabori, Kuruwa, Dorui|
|Access||Tabata Station on the Iida Line; 15 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; park|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Ina, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 51' 33.37" N, 137° 59' 10.82" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|