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.
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.
|English Name||Seiryuji Yakata|
|Year Founded||Kamakura Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|