Awaya-yakata was the fortified manor hall of Awaya Katsuhisa, a vassal of the Wakasa-Takeda. For more detail, refer to my article on Kuniyoshi Castle.
Awaya-yakata is a yakata (fortified manor hall) site, which served as the kyokan (residential area) of Kuniyoshijō. The remains are impressive, and include many terraces which climb up the mountainside on the way to the mountaintop castle site above. Toward the bottom and centre of the kyokan there is a lot of ishigaki (stone-piled masonry) left. There is much more ishigaki here than at the castle above, and it is also markedly different to the later built ishigaki at the nearby ruins of the Sagaki-jin'ya. To the east there is another area with somewhat indeterminate earthworks, covered in snow as I found it. To the west there is a well developed area with dorui (earthen ramparts). There is a long karabori (dry moat) protecting the mountainside to the rear of the yakata.
|Local Historic Site
|Pre Edo Period
|Ishigaki, Dorui, Karabori, Kuruwa
|trenches, stone walls
|Mihama Sation on the Obama Line; 30 minute walk
|24/7 free; fields
|Mihama, Fukui Prefecture
|35° 36' 42.48" N, 135° 57' 45.54" E
|Added to Jcastle
|Admin Year Visited
|Friends of JCastle
|Oshiro Tabi Nikki