Ôtsuma-yakata is thought to have been built by the Ôtsuma Clan in medieval times as their fortified manor residence. The clan was originally a vassal clan of the Suwa Clan, and was allied with the Nishina Clan during the Jōkyū War.
At the site of Ôtsuma-yakata stands a large memorial stone. I found no ruins. The site today is agicultural land. Yakata refers to medieval fortified residences of the land-owning warrior elite of that time. This was the second stop on my "Yakata Tour".
|English Name||Ohtsuma Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Times|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Niimura Station on the Kamikouchi Line; 35 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; farmland|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Azumino, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 13' 54.84" N, 137° 53' 1.25" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|