Shiga Yakata

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Shiga-yakata was the residence of the Kasahara Clan and the kyokan of Shigajō. See my profile on Shiga Castle for more information.

Visit Notes

Shiga-yakata was the residence of the Kasahara Clan and the kyokan of Shigajō. It is now the temple Unkyōji. The temple has ishigaki (stone walls) and a stone stupa beneath which the head of Kasahara Kiyoshige is said to be interred. Immediately behind the temple the hill side is terraced and large stone blocks are used to line the sides of these terraces. Probably these spaces were cultivated in proto-modern and modern times, but the blocks used in the retaining walls are somewhat peculiar in their size and piling - looking quite antiquated - so I took some photos of them.


Castle Profile
English Name Shiga Yakata
Japanese Name 志賀館
Alternate Names 志賀城居館
Founder Kasahara Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Kita-Nakagomi Station on the Kōmi Line
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Saku, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 15' 0.29" N, 138° 31' 44.72" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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