Nomura Castle (Tanba)

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Nomura Castle was built as a satellite castle of Kuroi Castle by Nomura Ienaga in the early 16th century. Successive castellans were Nomura Iehisa and Nomura Arihisa. It is thought that the castle was destroyed during Akechi Mitsuhide’s conquest of Tanba in 1579.

Visit Notes

The ruins of Tanba-Nomurajō consist chiefly of earthworks in a square layout. Dorui (earthen ramparts) surround the castle on three sides, with the portion in the west having been levelled for farmland. North to south this dorui runs for about 70m. Remains of an inner moat about 5m wide can also be found here. Further traces some 50m out attest to the existence also of an outer moat. Most of the moats were filled in for farming. The site is now farmland. There is no obvious gate ruin, but there is a road called 'Great Gate Road' running between the villages of Okuno and Shimono, which suggests the Ôtemon (main gate) was located here on the now demolished western perimeter

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Castle Profile
English Name Nomura Castle (Tanba)
Japanese Name 丹波野村城
Founder Nomura Ienaga
Year Founded Early 16th Century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Kuruwa, Karabori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Kuroi Station on the Fukuchiyama Line; 25 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; fields
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Tanba, Hyogo Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 9' 37.62" N, 135° 6' 37.37" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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