Joumura Castle (Ina)
Theorised to have been built and controlled by the Zengomi Clan (善語見氏). See also: Joumurafuru Castle.
Jōmurajō, which means "Castle Village Castle", is paired with Jōmurafurajō, which means "Castle Village Old Castle". The two sites are very close together but Jōmurajō sits on a cliff overlooking the older ruin. Jōmurajō is a more complicated construct, featuring two integral baileys, karabori (dry moats) and dorui (earth-piled ramparts). The embankments in the second bailey appear to have been excavated or dug into. I'm not sure if they were originally that height or not.
|English Name||Ina Joumura Castle|
|Founder||Zengomi Clan maybe|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Kuruwa, Karabori, Dorui|
|Access||Ohtagiri Station on the Iida Line; 57 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; farmland|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Komagane, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 45' 5.18" N, 137° 58' 47.03" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|