Takayashikidate

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History

Takayashikidate was an early fortified village (kango shuraku) that was occupied from roughly 10th to 12th Centuries. It consists of a simple moat and earthen embankment surrounding the town and is further protected by a river and ravine on one side. The site was uncovered while building the highway that runs along side it in 1994. They shifted the course of the road to preserve the site which was designated a National Historic Site. That's a welcome change to the many sites that have been destroyed for roads and highways even recently! The site was just restored and opened up in 2019.

Visit Notes

This is an interesting little site and would have been more enjoyable without the unexpected early snowfall. If you rent a bicycle from Namioka Station to go to Namioka Castle you might as well make the short trip to Takayashikidate too. It is well worth it.

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Castle Profile
English Name Takayashikidate
Japanese Name 高屋敷館
Alternate Names Nojiri-date
Founder unknown
Year Founded 10th C.
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations National Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Namioka Station (Ou Line), 50 min walk
Visitor Information Park, open 24/7
Time Required 30 mins
Website https://www.city.aomori.aomori.jp/bunkazai/bunka-sports-kanko/bunka/bunka-geijutsu/inishie/shinai-iseki/03/03.html
Location Aomori, Aomori Prefecture
Coordinates 40° 44' 11.40" N, 140° 35' 2.54" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2020
Admin Visits November 11, 2020
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