Maruyama Yakata

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History

A fortified manor house built by the Maruyama Clan, Maruyamashi-yakata simply means "Maruyama Clan Hall"; it is also called 神戸-yakata. In the early 16th century the lord of the manor was Maruyama Shōkan.

Visit Notes

I came to this site, the Maruyama-yakata ruin, because it was on my way back home from cycling all the way to Yamabejō! It was around 4pm when I arrived. There's nothing to see in terms of ruins, apart from maybe some feint whisps of embankments which once surrounded the hall. Now they surround a farmhouse which occupies the site, along with fields. There is a cluster of old farmhouses here, and one is now a soba restaurant. These folkhomes immediately became more interesting to me than the yakata site. According to pictures I saw online, there should've been a signboard about the yakata here, but I couldn't find it.


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Castle Profile
English Name Maruyama Yakata
Japanese Name 丸山館
Alternate Names 神戸館 
Founder Maruyama Clan
Year Founded Chuusei
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Murai Station on the Chuo Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; private property
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 10' 47.35" N, 137° 56' 14.68" E
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Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Contributor ART
Added to Jcastle 2020


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