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".
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.
|English Name||Gongen Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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