One of many yakata of the Nishina in Ōmachi, the site was converted into a temple by Oda Nobunaga in 1582 after the Nishina's defeat at Takatohjō. The temple was then largely destroyed during the anti-Buddhist purges of the Meiji Revolution. Just a small prayer hall exists now.
This former yakata (fortified manor house) of the Nishina was once surrounded by a square mizubori (water moat). It was later converted into the temple Myōkian. In modern times Myōkian still exists, but has been reduced to one small prayer hall. I was able to locate this hall and a signboard.
|English Name||Myokian Yakata|
|Year Founded||Kamakura Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Kita-Omachi Station on the Oita Line; 15 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; temple|
|Time Required||One Minute|
|Location||Omachi, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 30' 32.69" N, 137° 51' 31.46" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|