The castle is thought to have been the residence of a local clan, perhaps the Kamimaki Clan.
Kamimakifurujō, also called Shirobayashijō, is now a park named for the castle. The ruin is situated on a promontory overlooking the alluvial plain of the Ina Valley. The shukuruwa (main bailey) is located at the terminus of this peninsula of cliff, and horikiri (cuttings into the ridgeline) create moats separating three baileys, although these trenches are hard to make out today. What is easier to see is an obiguruwa (ring bailey) wrapped around the shukuruwa.
|English Name||Kamimakifuru Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Dorui, Hori, Tatebori, Kuruwa, Koshikuruwa, Horikiri, Obikuruwa|
|Access||Tabata Station on the Iida Line; 30 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; park|
|Time Required||40 minutes|
|Location||Ina, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 51' 12.53" N, 137° 58' 54.55" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|