Nanjou Yakata

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Nanjō-yakata was the fortified manor hall of the Nanjō Clan in the Kamakura period. In 1333, Nanjō Tokimitsu, the clan leader and lord of the manor, sided with Hōjō Takatoki during Nitta Yoshisada’s attack on Kamakura. Tokimitsu was killed during the capture of the capital, whilst other Nanjō clansmen such as Takamitsu and Tokitsuna continued to participate in the Nanbokuchō wars. Nanjō-yakata was converted into a temple, Myōrenji.

Visit Notes

Nanjō-yakata is a fortified manor hall ruin; it is now the site of Myōrenji, a temple. Ruins of the yakata can be found mainly in the north of the temple’s precincts in a shaded, forested area. Earthworks are evident in the form of dorui (earthen ramparts) and a segment of karabori (dry moat).

  • Karabori / dry moat earthworks

Castle Profile
English Name Nanjou Yakata
Japanese Name 南条館
Founder Nanjō Clan
Year Founded Kamakura Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Karabori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Nishi-Fujinomiya Station on the Minobu Line
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 16' 10.85" N, 138° 34' 45.16" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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