Yabarahigashimura Horinōchi was the medieval fortified residence of one Yabara Tarō, a minor feudalist. The yashiki was about 50m² in area, typical of the locale, ensconced by a dry moat with earthen ramparts. The moat was not as wide as at the nearby Hosogaya-yakata.
There are still ruins after all this time at this medieval fortified residence. A ditch-like karabori (dry moat) and dorui (earthen ramparts) are to be found. The site is now a modern residence, and the dorui is tallest in the west, but it goes around to the north as part of a garden. It's clear that the plot has long been occupied because the road reaching it is suddenly forced to bend around.
|English Name||Yabarahigashimura Yashiki|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Hakuyachō Station on the Ôito Line; 15 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Private Property|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Azumino, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 19' 37.88" N, 137° 53' 57.01" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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