Furumaya Castle (Azumi)
Furumayajō was the namesake castle of the Furumaya Clan, but it was not as important as a stronghold, it seems, as Koiwatakejō. It was located close to the site of their fortified manor hall, Furumaya Yakata, though.
The site of Furumayajō is now the temple Shōshin'in and no ruins remain. I was surprised there wasn't more to see at the main base of this noteworthy clan, but it seems that they probably didn't need to excessively fortify it since they also had possession of Koiwatake Castle nearby, which was a more effective redoubt. The site being on otherwise usable land, it was quickly developed over after the castle's abandonment.
|Azumi Furumaya Castle
|Nishina Morikane; Furumaya Clan
|Pre Edo Period
|Aźumi-Oiwake Station on the Ôito Line; 30 minute walk
|Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
|36° 22' 19.96" N, 137° 50' 57.62" E
|Added to Jcastle
|Admin Year Visited
|Friends of JCastle