Asama Yakata

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Akazawa-yakata was the fortified manor house of the Akazawa Clan. It was located near to Chausuyamajō which would offer a place to retreat to and defend from should the yakata come under attack. The Akazawa Clan would later relocate to Shinagurajō, which is set much further up in the valley (see Akazawashi Yakata).

Visit Notes

The former site of the fortified manor house of the Akazawa Clan is now a school; there is little so see. This site connects historically to several nearby castle sites: Shinagura Castle, Shinano Chausuyama Castle, Hayaotoshi Castle, Shimoasama Yakata and possibly Yokoyairi Fort. Update: there is some clumped up earth at the edge of the school grounds but I cannot say for sure if this is related to the yakata site. I did find this site marked on a map of historical sites produced by the municipality, however, which lists it alongside nearby Shimoasama-yakata, or Lower Asama Yakata.

  • Dorui
  • View of the site from the trail to Yokoyairi-toride

Castle Profile
English Name Asama Yakata
Japanese Name 浅間館
Alternate Names Akazawa-yakata 赤沢館
Founder Akazawa Clan
Year Founded Chuusei
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Visitor Information
Access Matsumoto Station; 70 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; Public School
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 15' 48.28" N, 137° 59' 7.73" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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39 months ago
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Added (possible) dorui remnant