Hinatabata Yakata

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Hinatabata-yakata was the first manor hall of the Sanada Clan, predating the Yamaga-yakata and the Sanada-yakata. Hinatabata-yakata may have been constructed as early as the Kamakura period, and was inhabited into the Muromachi period. The site then became a temple, Jōfukuin, which served as the Sanada's bodaiji (clan temple).

Visit Notes

Hinatabata-yakata is a fortified manor hall site in the Sanada Township of Ueda Municipality. The site is now terraced fields at the foot of the Matsuo castle-mount; and the hiking trail starts here. There are some nice stone-piled retaining walls, but these do not date to the time of the yakata. Relics include stone gorintō (five-tier stupas), cenotaphs of the Sanada Clan, and a shrine where Sanada Yukimura is enshrined. The Anchira shrine contains a wooden statue which is thought to depict either Sanada Yukimura or Sanada Yukitaka. There is also an altar to Amida. I came here en route to Matsuo Castle in 2020.

  • Sanada Clan cenotaphs
  • Matsuo castle-mount

Castle Profile
English Name Hinatabata Yakata
Japanese Name 日向畑館
Founder Sanada Clan
Year Founded Kamakura Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Ueda Station on the Shinano Railway; Sugadaira Bus from Ueda Station No.3 Bus Stop; rental cycle
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 20 minutes
Website https://museum.umic.jp/bunkazai/document/dot115.html
Location Ueda, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 27' 21.49" N, 138° 20' 27.31" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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