Choujaike Yakata

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Visit Notes

Chōjaike-yakata is the site of a fortified manor hall and retirement hermitage. It is named for a pond which sits beneath the altar to Kannon, called Chōjaike-Kannondō. There are a few levelled sections on the ridge above the hall to Kannon which represent the ruins of the yakata. ‘Chōja’ refers to a local strongman; by tradition the yakata is also the site of the hermitage of Gyōji, a former lord of Shirokomajō.

  • Altar to Choujaike-Kannon
  • Chouja Pond
  • Flattened ridge

Castle Profile
English Name Choujaike Yakata
Japanese Name 長者池館
Founder Higuchi Yukitoki
Year Founded Kamakura Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Closest station is Shinano-Matsukawa Station on the Ôito Line (Shinano-Ikeda Station on the Ikeda Railway was closed in 1938)
Visitor Information 24/7; free; mountain
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Ikeda, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 25' 21.83" N, 137° 53' 55.93" E
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