Gongen Yakata

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History

Gongen-yakata is the site of a fortified manor hall of an unknown local clan. It is thought to have measured around 60m², protected by earthen ramparts, likely with stockades atop, and dry moats in an angular layout. A nearby hamlet is named Takehara, and it is thought that this name may be a corruption of "Tatehara", meaning "manor plain".


Visit Notes

The site of Gongen-yakata, a fortified manor hall, is now a private residence, but some ruins of the structure of its defences remain. Specifically there remains dorui (earthen ramparts) and a karabori (dry moat) in one corner. In general the land is slightly raised above surrounding fields. In terms of local yakata sites this is actually a fair bit to write home about! Unfortunately the history of the site is not well understood.




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Castle Profile
English Name Gongen Yakata
Japanese Name 権現館
Alternate Names 立小路館
Founder Unknown
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Karabori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Hirôka Station on the Shinonoi Line.
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 8' 14.82" N, 137° 58' 42.82" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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