Komoro Castle 小諸城
|Admin's Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆|
|Historical Value||Top 100 Castles, Important Cultural Properties|
Important Cultural Properties:
Otemon Gate, Sannomon Gate
|Location||Komoro, Nagano Pref.|
|Access||Komoro Sta. (Koumi Line, Shinano Testudou); 5 min. walk.|
|Website||Komoro Castle - Kaikoen|
|Visited||October 16, 2008|
|Notes||The Otemon is on the oppsoite side of the station from the main park and Sannomon. Be sure to visit it too.|
|History||During the Sengoku Period Takeda Shingen founded Komoro Castle on the grounds of two earlier castles called Otome Castle and Nabebuta Castle to help administer the Eastern Shinshu area. Sengoku Hidehisa became lord of the castle in 1590 and later his son Tadamasa expanded the castle further. The original Otemon gate (Important Cultural Property) and the foundation of the tenshu date from this time period.|
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Komoro, Nagano Pref.