It is supposed that Muraoka Castle was a satellite fortifcation of Koidejō. Both castle sites are located on a corner of cliff between the Tenryūgawa alluvial plain and a smaller river flowing into it. Koidejō, the main base of the Koide Clan, is set further back whilst Muraokajō overlooks the Tenryū River. For more information see Ina Koide Castle.
Murokajō is an earthworks fort ruin with features such as dorui (earthen ramparts), hori (trenches) and terracing of the hillside. I saw a tanuki here.
|English Name||Koide Muraoka Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Kuruwa, Dorui, Hori|
|Access||Shimojima Station on the Iida Line; 20 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Ina, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 49' 14.30" N, 137° 56' 22.70" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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