Fukuouji Yakata

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Fukuōji-yakata was a fortified manor house of the Kanbayashi Clan. The Kanbayashi would go on to serve Tokugawa Ieyasu. The night before (the Battle of) Sekigahara, according to, I assume, clan legend, members of the Clan were part of the doomed garrison at Fushimijō who defended it until the death. At some point the land was taken over by the temple Fukuōji.

Visit Notes

Fukuōji-yakata is now basically a temple but I was able to find remnants of what looked like dorui (earthen embankments) here, particularly near the shōrō (belfry) and behind the hondō (main hall).


Castle Profile
English Name Fukuoji Yakata
Japanese Name 福応寺館
Alternate Names 神林館
Founder Kanbayashi Clan
Year Founded Chuusei
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Niimura Station on the Kamikouchi Line; 55 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 11' 33.36" N, 137° 55' 38.50" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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