Seiryuji Yakata

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History

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. A modern main hall, some temple walls, gates and halls can be found, but any fortification remains are hard to identify.

Visit Notes

I visited the temple and found some suggestive shapes in the earth around its necropolis, but little that I could positively point to. I thought I found a karabori (dry moat) segment but could not be sure. Edo Period maps depict the temple of Seiryūji surrounded by a square karabori, the chief evidence of the former yakata (fortified manor house) used by the Nishina, one of several in town.


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Castle Profile
English Name Seiryuji Yakata
Japanese Name 青龍寺館
Founder Nishina Clan
Year Founded Kamakura Period
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Shinano-Omachi Station on the Oito Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Omachi, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 30' 21.85" N, 137° 51' 22.72" E
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Contributor ART
Added to Jcastle 2020


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