Akazawa-yakata was the fortified manor house of the Akazawa Clan. It was located near to Chausuyamajō which would offer a place to retreat to and defend from should the yakata come under attack. The Akazawa Clan would later relocate to Shinagurajō, which is set much further up in the valley (see Akazawashi Yakata).
The former site of the fortified manor house of the Akazawa Clan is now a school; there is little so see. This site connects historically to several nearby castle sites: Shinagura Castle, Shinano Chausuyama Castle, Hayaotoshi Castle, Shimoasama Yakata and possibly Yokoyairi Fort. Update: there is some clumped up earth at the edge of the school grounds but I cannot say for sure if this is related to the yakata site. I did find this site marked on a map of historical sites produced by the municipality, however, which lists it alongside nearby Shimoasama-yakata, or Lower Asama Yakata.
|English Name||Asama Yakata|
|Alternate Names||Akazawa-yakata 赤沢館|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Matsumoto Station; 70 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; Public School|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 15' 48.28" N, 137° 59' 7.73" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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