Ikeda Castle (Mino)
Ikeda Tsuneoki and his son, Ikeda Motosuke, were killed along with Mori Nagayoshi at the Battle of Komaki-Nagakute. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, for their sacrifice, granted Ikeda Terumasa, Tsuneoki's brother, land here. Lord Terumasa built Ikedajō during the Momoyama Period.
I had some time left before my train back to Matsumoto so I decided to check out Ikedajō in Tajimi. The site is now a shrine complex called Ikeda-Fudō. The fort ruin consists of some earthworks such as a kuruwa (baileys), koshikuruwa (sub-baileys), and horikiri (trenches). I saw a huntsman spider. It was a small specimen but still large enough for me to immediately see it moving down some stone retaining walls at the shrine.
|Mino Ikeda Castle
|Pre Edo Period
|Koshikuruwa, Kuruwa, Horikiri, Dobashi, Koguchi
|Tajima Station on the Chūō Line; 30 minute walk.
|Free; 24/7; Shrine / Mountain
|Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture
|35° 19' 35.08" N, 137° 6' 27.79" E
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