Ina Suganuma Castle
Suganuma Castle was built by the Suganuma Clan. In 1549, whilst Suganuma Awamori was castellan, Suganumajō was captured by Takeda Shingen during his invasion of Ina.
Suganumajō overlooks the alluvial plain in Ina County. Features at this hilltop ruin include a shukuruwa (main bailey), koshiguruwa (minor baileys carved into the hillside beneath major baileys), an obikuruwa (ring bailey) around the shukuruwa, and karabori (dry moats). There is a wide karabori between the shukuruwa and ninokuruwa. Parts of the ruin are forested or under plough. I found chocolate vine but had to watch out for burrs (chestnut burrs have hurt me more than bears)!
|English Name||Ina Suganuma Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Kuruwa, Karabori, Koshikuruwa, Obikuruwa|
|Access||Komagane Station on the Iida Line; 60 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free|
|Time Required||40 minutes|
|Location||Komagane, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 43' 31.66" N, 137° 58' 38.71" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|