The medieval fortified manor house of the Omi Clan was located here at the foot of the mountain which contains the sites of yamajiro (mountain castles), Omifurujō and Omijō. The residence was built before the castles. Yamajiro were constructed toward the Sengoku Period when the political situation destabilised, forcing barons to protect themselves with additional fortifications.
Nothing remains today and the site is now fields and homesteads, although I did find a beat-up marker to indicate the site.
|English Name||Omi Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Times|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Hijirikougen Station on the Shinonoi Line; 8 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; access restricted|
|Time Required||one minute|
|Location||Omi, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 27' 33.16" N, 138° 2' 42.68" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|