Yamaga-yakata was built by the Sanada Clan. Its name may be a reference to its location toward the mountains in the northeast. It is thought that this yakata built before the Sanada-yakata in the central plain. The whole site was about one hundred square meters, located to the southwest of Yamaga Shrine.
The Sanada-yakata, sometimes called "Sanada Palace" in English, is the only fortified manor hall with significant remains in Sanada Township, but there were other yakata besides, such as this one, Yamaga-yakata, situated in a narrow valley. Apart from the shape of the terrain nothing remains today as the site has been developed for farming and housing. However, as with the Sanada-yakata, Yamaga-yakata also has a nearby shrine dedicated to venerating the Sanada Clan. The site of the yakata has a signboard explaining about the manor hall site, which is something. I stopped by here on the way back from visiting Matsuo Castle.
|English Name||Yamaga Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Ueda Station on the Shinano Railway; Sugadaira Bus from Ueda Station No.3 Bus Stop|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; access restricted|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Ueda, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 26' 56.58" N, 138° 19' 46.81" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|