Bizenhara-yakata was the medieval fortified residence of Iwashita Bizennokami, a vassal of the Aida Clan. The Iwashita Clan would be destroyed during the Ogasawara Clan siege of Numatajō in November of 1582 after they crossed Aoki Pass into Chiisagata District.
The site of Bizenhara-yakata on a plateau overlooking central Aida is now a huge poultry farm and there is no access for the public. I photographed the plateau from below. At one point I found a footpath up from Aida-juku but it ended in an impassable tangle of flora.
|English Name||Bizenhara Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Nearest station is Akashina Station on the Shinonoi Line; 10 minute drive|
|Visitor Information||Access Limited|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 20' 55.54" N, 137° 59' 39.26" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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