The Hirase-yakata was the fortified manor house of the Hirase Clan. It was paired with Hirasejō on a mountain across the river and plain which would offer a place to retreat to and defend from should the yakata come under attack.
The Hirase-yakata, the fortified manor house of the Hirase Clan, is now the site of a shrine to Hachiman. This shrine is surrounded by a mallet golf course on all sides... which I hadn't seen before. In one corner of the shrine there is an embankment which I would like to believe to be some remnant of the fortifications surrounding the yakata, but I cannot confirm this.
|English Name||Hirase Yakata|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Shimauchi Station on the Oito Line; 25 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; shrine|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 15' 54.00" N, 137° 56' 32.14" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|