Yakushidou Castle (Ina)
Yakushidōjō was part of a network of fortifications used by the Koide Clan situated on the tall river terrace overlooking the Tenryūgawa. Particularly it was the most southerly of a trio of fortifications to the south of the Koide Clan's main base. For more information see Ina Koide Castle.
According to my sources there should be tatebori here at Yakushidōjō but I didn't see them. The bluff is advantageous enough, I suppose, but I couldn't identify castle ruins. The site is just rice paddies today. The level area at the top of the cliff is wide, but it is divided in half north-to-south by an elevated embankment.
|English Name||Koide Yakushidou Castle|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Shimojima Station on the Iida Line; 2 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7; Free; Fields|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Ina, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 48' 47.09" N, 137° 56' 21.73" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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