Korin Castle (Ina)

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Korinjō ("Fox Wood Castle") is said to have been the seat of Lord Rinjirō or some such other soldier of fortune. Nearby Misonoko Castle was controlled by a Hayashi Clan (same 林 character used). The Hayashi Clan were vassals of the Kasuga Clan and all likelihood Korinjō was built as a satellite fortification of Kasugajō.

Visit Notes

I did have fun scowering the hillside for possible remains, even though it was futile. I was at peak castle explorer. I looked down the side of the shrine hall to see a tatebori, but I couldn't make it out. One apparently existed here but now it must be quite deformed. Other hori (moats) existed beyond where the shrine stands, helping to divide the jutting cliffspace into defensible portions, but they have long been filled in and built over.


Castle Profile
English Name Ina Korin Castle
Japanese Name 伊那狐林城
Founder Rinjirou / Hayashi Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Tatebori?
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Inakita Station on the Iida Line; two minute walk to trail head
Visitor Information 24/7 free; park
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Ina, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 50' 44.52" N, 137° 57' 38.84" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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