Inuinofuru Castle

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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.

Visit Notes

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.


Castle Profile
English Name Inuinofuru Castle
Japanese Name 乾ノ古城
Alternate Names 乾城
Founder ???
Year Founded Muromachi Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Tatebori, Karabori, Kuruwa, Dorui
Features trenches
Visitor Information
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
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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