Yamanaka Yashiki (Koka)

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The Yamanaka were one of the key families among the Koka 53 families. This is thought to have been their fortified residence. Unlike most Koka castles, there are actually references in historical documents to other leaders visiting the Yamanaka here. The land was confiscated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1585.

Visit Notes

The castle is about 60m x 70m making it a fairly large Koka style yakatajiro but only a few bits of embankments remain today.

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Castle Profile
English Name Yamanaka Yashiki (Koka)
Japanese Name 山中氏屋敷
Founder Yamanaka clan
Year Founded 15th C.
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Mikumo Sta (JR Kusatsu Line), 45 min walk
Visitor Information private property
Time Required 15 mins
Location Koka, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 58' 21.04" N, 136° 8' 48.77" E
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Collections Koka Castles
Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2022
Admin Visits April 1, 2022
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