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Komoro Castle

Komoro Castle
(Shinano Province/Nagano Prefecture)

Komoro-jo was built by Taro Mitsukane Komuro in the 1st year of Yowa era (1181), after which the Oi clan posessed it, and later invaded by Shingen Takeda. At this time, Kansuke Yamamoto and Nobufusa Baba supposedly came up with the design of the castle. After the Takeda clan was destroyed, the castle came under Ieyasu Tokugawa's rule, and Nobushige Yoda and the Sengoku clan came to reign over the castle. The castle's current form was arranged during the Sengoku clan's rule. The Otemon was also built during then, and is one of the National Important Cultural Properties, being restored up until March 2008.
Although the castle is usually higher than the streets, Komoro-jo was built lower, leading to its name of "Hole Castle". However, the castle's west side is protected by the Chikuma river's cliff face, securing it tightly.

(2007/10/25 、2014/11/12 )

Komoro Castle
Main gate
Komoro Castle Main gate
Inside of Main gate
Komoro Castle Inside of Main gate
Sannomon gate
Komoro Castle Sannomon gate
The ruins of Second gate
Komoro Castle The ruins of Second gate
Second enclosure
Komoro Castle Second enclosure
North enclosure
Komoro Castle North enclosure
South enclosure
Komoro Castle South enclosure
Kuromon bridge
Komoro Castle Kuromon bridge
Main enclosure
Komoro Castle Main enclosure
Base of the main tower
Komoro Castle Base of the main tower
Stone wall of Main enclosure
Komoro Castle Stone wall of Main enclosure
Riding ground
Komoro Castle Riding ground
Miunote observatory
Komoro Castle Miunote observatory
Armory
Komoro Castle Armory
Jigoku tani
Komoro Castle Jigoku tani
Relocated gate (Main gate of Kougaku temple)
Komoro Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Kougaku temple)
Relocated gate (Main gate of Shougen-in temple)
Komoro Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Shougen-in temple)

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Shinano Province
Matsumoto Castle
Matsushiro Castle
Ueda Castle
Komoro Castle
Takashima Castle
Iiyama Castle
Takanashi clan's residence
Makinoshima Castle
Aoyagi Castle
Arato Castle
Tatsuoka Castle
Tomono Castle
Takato Castle
Oshima Castle
Matsuoka Castle
Iida Castle
Izuki Jinya
Matsuo Castle
Suzuoka Castle

Nagano Prefecture
Matsumoto Castle
Matsushiro Castle
Ueda Castle
Komoro Castle
Takashima Castle
Iiyama Castle
Takanashi clan's residence
Makinoshima Castle
Aoyagi Castle
Arato Castle
Tatsuoka Castle
Tomono Castle
Takato Castle
Oshima Castle
Matsuoka Castle
Iida Castle
Izuki Jinya
Matsuo Castle
Suzuoka Castle

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Komoro Castle Main gate

Main gate



Komoro Castle Inside of Main gate

Inside of Main gate



Komoro Castle Sannomon gate

Sannomon gate



Komoro Castle The ruins of Second gate

The ruins of Second gate



Komoro Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Komoro Castle North enclosure

North enclosure



Komoro Castle South enclosure

South enclosure



Komoro Castle Kuromon bridge

Kuromon bridge



Komoro Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure



Komoro Castle Base of the main tower

Base of the main tower



Komoro Castle Stone wall of Main enclosure

Stone wall of Main enclosure



Komoro Castle Riding ground

Riding ground



Komoro Castle Miunote observatory

Miunote observatory



Komoro Castle Armory

Armory



Komoro Castle Jigoku tani

Jigoku tani



Komoro Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Kougaku temple)

Relocated gate (Main gate of Kougaku temple)



Komoro Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Shougen-in temple)

Relocated gate (Main gate of Shougen-in temple)




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