Choushouin Yakata

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Built as a yakata of the Nishina, this yakata was associated particularly with the clan's Shibutami branch. After 1582 the site was taken over by the temple Chōshōin. An Edo Period map showed to me by the monk at Tenshōji indicates that the yakata had a square mizubori (water moat) and that this was retained by the temple. It no longer remains, however. During the Meiji Revolution anti-Buddhist purges damaged the temple and the Rokkakudō (hexagonal prayer hall) was lost. All temple structures are modern.

Visit Notes

I could identify no ruins; only the temple remains.


Castle Profile
English Name Choshoin Yakata
Japanese Name 長性院館
Founder Nishina Clan
Year Founded Kamakura Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Shinano-Omachi Station on the Oito Line; 5 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Omachi, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 30' 5.76" N, 137° 51' 20.12" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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