Koide Castle (Ina)

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Koide Castle is thought to have been constructed by the Koide Clan in the late Kamakura period. The Kanji for the clan and for the castle are different. The Kanji used by the Koide Clan was 小井弓, whilst the Kanji for the castle is 小出城.

Visit Notes

The ruins of Koide Castle are located on a clifftop overlooking a river. Ruins include kuruwa (baileys), dorui (earthen ramparts), karabori (dry moats) and tatebori (climbing moats). The castle was divided into three parts: the middle castle, east castle and west castle. Most ruins are to found in the middle castle. It is a municipal designated historical site.


Castle Profile
English Name Koide Castle (Ina)
Japanese Name 伊那小出城
Alternate Names 小井弓城
Founder Koide Clan
Year Founded Kamakura Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Karabori, Dorui, Tatebori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Shimojima Station on the Iida Line; 18 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; park
Time Required 45 minutes
Location Ina, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 49' 11.60" N, 137° 55' 58.76" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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