Inukai-yakata was the fortified manor house of the Inukai Clan. It was paired with Inukaijō on a mountain across the plain which would offer a place to retreat to and defend from should the yakata come under attack.
The site of Inukai-yakata, the fortified manor house of the Inukai Clan, is now a shrine, Takemiya-jinja (武宮神社), and no ruins remain. There is a slight embankment at the back of the shrine but I don't think this represents anything from the time of the yakata - probably just some earth piled up after a drain was dug. I couldn't get a clear view of Inukaijō from the plain unfortunately. Inukaijō is located to the southeast of Inukai-yakata, and nearby to the north is located Hirase-yakata, but Hirasejō is located to the northeast of that, so that the two yakata sites are quite close but the castle ruins are considerably further apart by comparison. The picture of the smoke coming through the trees is due to a fireput burning at the shrine.
|English Name||Inukai Yakata|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Shimauchi Station on the Oito Line; 15 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; shrine|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 15' 15.12" N, 137° 56' 26.74" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|