Bizenhara Yakata


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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.

Visit Notes

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.


Castle Profile
English Name Bizenhara Yakata
Japanese Name 備前原館
Founder Iwashita Bizennokami
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
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
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Shiro Meguri

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