Iino Castle (飯野城, Iino-jō) also known as Kame-jiro was a castle structure in Ebino, Miyazaki, Japan.[1][2] Iino Castle was built by the Kusakabe clan and was later controlled by the Shimazu clan.[3]

Iino Castle
Ebino, Miyazaki, Japan
Earthen wall of Honmaru (Iino Castle).jpg
Earthen wall of Honmaru compound
TypeHirayama castle
Site information
OwnerKitahara clan, Shimazu clan
Site history
Built byKusakabe clan
Garrison information
Shimazu Yoshihiro, Shimazu Hisayasu

Shimazu Yoshihiro became command of the castle and spent 26 years in the castle.[4] He set out for Battle of Kizaki from the castle.[4]

In 1590, Yoshihiro moved to Kurino Castle in Aira.[5] The castle was demolished by Tokugawa shogunate's one country one castle rule in 1615.

The castle is now only ruins, with some earthworks and moats. About 50 minutes walk from Ebino Iino Station.[3]



  1. ^ "飯野城" (in Japanese). 城びと. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ "飯野城" (in Japanese). 攻城団. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "飯野城跡" (in Japanese). 城たび. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b "島津義弘公展 飯野城に在城した26年間の戦歴" (in Japanese). Ebino city official. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  5. ^ "旧栗野町の歴史" (in Japanese). 湧水町 official. Retrieved 25 July 2019.