Haranomoto Castle

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Little is known of the history of Haranomoto Castle but it is reckoned to have been built as a branch castle of Takami Castle.

Visit Notes

One of the many "cliff castles" bordering the plain of the Ina Valley, Haranomotojō is evident through remains such as dorui (earth-piled ramparts), karabori (dry moats) and kuruwa (baileys). The land is now given over to farming.


Castle Profile
English Name Haranomoto Castle
Japanese Name 原ノ元城
Founder Takami Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Karabori, Dorui, Kuruwa
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Komagane Station on the Iida Line; 55 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; farmland
Time Required 25 minutes
Location Komagane, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 44' 12.73" N, 137° 58' 49.58" E
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