Noguchi Yakata

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Very little is known about this mysterious site. It is thought to have been the fortified residence of a local clan. The ramparts encompass an area of about 60m².

Visit Notes

Noguchi-yakata is great for a yakata, having dorui (earthen ramparts) and karabori (dry moat) all the way around the main enclosure, and so it is in a miraculous state of preservation, considering. Visitors can only appreciate the fortifications from without because the main bailey is now a private residence. Strangely enough the modern residence possessed an actual castle gate, called the iron gate because it had iron plating all over the doors. This Edo Period gate was said to have been relocated from Kanōjō, but, after an investigation, was found to have originally been from Ôgakijō. I'm not sure but it may be the only original structure from Ôgakijō. This was revealed in 2008 when the gate was purchased by Kakamigahara Municipality and transferred away from the Noguchi-yakata site. The gate is now located at Machiya Hall in Unuma-juku. Since the gate is not originally from Noguchi-yakata nor currently there, this site should be listed as "ruins only".

  • Dorui (earthen ramparts) and Karabori (dry moat)

Castle Profile
English Name Noguchi Yakata
Japanese Name 野口館
Founder Unknown
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Karabori, Dorui
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Sohara Station on the Takayama Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 24' 52.81" N, 136° 52' 0.44" E
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Contributor ART
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