Bue Yakata (Totomi)

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History

The Shiba Clan served the Ashikaga Shogunate as governors, including of Tôtōmi Province, and the Bue-yakata was built as the governor's residence near Yokochi Castle in the mid' 15th century. The Yokochi Clan served the Shiba loyally. However, the Imagawa Clan had also been governors of the province, and the two clans awkwardly shared authority until violence erupted during the Ōnin War. The Shiba were defeated in 1476 and the Bue-yakata was destroyed by Imagawa Yoshitada.

For more information see Yokochi Castle.


Visit Notes

The Bue-yakata, or Shiba-yashiki, also called the Shiba-Bue-teitaku, was a medieval fortified residence attached to the Yokochi Castle complex, now referred to as the Kikugawa Jōkan Complex after the modern municipality of Kikugawa. There is a signpost for the castle and a signboard with a curt explanation about the site. It appears to have been situated between two creeks on the hillside which formed a natural defence. These are overgrown, however, and hard to delineate. The interior of the former compound is now wooded with some vegetable plots.




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  • Site marker for yakata
  • site description


Castle Profile
English Name Bue Yakata (Totomi)
Japanese Name 遠江武衛館
Alternate Names Tôtōmi-Shiba-yashiki (遠江斯波屋敷) / Shiba-Bue-teitaku (斯波武衛邸宅)
Founder Shiba Clan
Year Founded Mid' 15th Century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Kikugawa Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Kikugawa, Shizuoka Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 43' 32.34" N, 138° 6' 32.08" E
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Added to Jcastle 2024
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