Inamurafuru Castle

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Inamurafurujō ("Rice Plant Village Old Castle") does not have clear origins but its name derives from the Inamura Clan who controlled it in medieval times. The Inamura Clan would later build Inamura (New) Castle and serve Takeda Shingen. The castle consisted of three baileys divided by trenches, overlooking a steep corner of the cliffline. It was essentially the fortified residence of the Inamura family.

Visit Notes

Inamurafurujō is paired with Ina Inamura Castle (old and new castle) very close by. Unfortunately little remains of either castle, and so this pair represents the low point of my castle walk that day. Inamurafurujō has a very steep cliff edge protecting it. I'm not sure but I think Inamurafurujō may also be pronounced "Inamurakojō". The castle site today is farmland.


Castle Profile
English Name Inamurafuru Castle
Japanese Name 稲村古城
Alternate Names Inamurakojō
Founder Inamura Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Kirigishi, Hori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Ohtagiri Station on the Iida Line; 45 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; farmland
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Komagane, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 44' 29.76" N, 137° 58' 27.59" E
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