Yamaga Yakata

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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.

Visit Notes

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.


Castle Profile
English Name Yamaga Yakata
Japanese Name 山家館
Founder Sanada Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
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
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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