The temple Kōmyōji is on the former site of the fortified residence of Yoshida Shirō, who was originally from the Chichibu Clan. The Yoshida Clan was also known as the Akagi Clan and they exerted their newfound control of the area from this location. The site was abandoned when they were relocated to Bitchū Province. That was presumably before the cosntruction of a yakata very nearby by the Shiro Clan (Choujayashiki Yakata). Kōmyōji-yakata was rectangular in layout, about 100m by 150m.
There were some earthen embankments on the temple grounds but I couldn't identify any ruins here for certain. These are mostly just pictures of the temple then.
|English Name||Koumyouji Yakata|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Murai Station on the Chuo Line; 20 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; temple|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 9' 49.14" N, 137° 57' 28.98" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|