Muraoka Castle (Ina)


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It is supposed that Muraoka Castle was a satellite fortifcation of Koidejō. Both castle sites are located on a corner of cliff between the Tenryūgawa alluvial plain and a smaller river flowing into it. Koidejō, the main base of the Koide Clan, is set further back whilst Muraokajō overlooks the Tenryū River. For more information see Ina Koide Castle.

Visit Notes

Murokajō is an earthworks fort ruin with features such as dorui (earthen ramparts), hori (trenches) and terracing of the hillside. I saw a tanuki here.

  • Bailey / Dorui

Castle Profile
English Name Muraoka Castle (Ina)
Japanese Name 小出村岡城
Alternate Names 小井弓村岡城
Founder Koide Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Dorui, Hori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Shimojima Station on the Iida Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Ina, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 49' 14.30" N, 137° 56' 22.70" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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