Akiba Fort (Ina)

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Akiba-toride was built as a branch fortification of Ina-Ōjō. It was twinned with Ina Maruyama Fort nearby. See Ina Ou Castle for more information.

Visit Notes

The site of this fort is now a shrine and park. The small shrine appears built into the fort's dorui (earthen ramparts). Some more clumps of dorui are located toward the slope, indicating that the fort's bailey was here. After that there are no obvious ruins, though I might guess that some terracing I saw on the climb up may have been part of the fort's extended footprint. The site is, as mentioned, now a park, and during my visit there were many beautiful flowers in blossom, including wisteria (fuji, 藤) thickly coating a pergola.

Note: this site is Akiba-toride in historical Ina County, not to be confused with Akiba-toride in historical Aźumi County, both in Shinano Province / Nagano Prefecture.

  • Dorui 土塁

Castle Profile
English Name Akiba Fort (Ina)
Japanese Name 伊那秋葉砦
Founder Suwa Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Kuruwa, Koshikuruwa
Visitor Information
Access Tatsuno Station on the Chūō East Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Park
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Tatsuno, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 59' 13.02" N, 137° 59' 43.62" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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