Hirase Yakata

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The Hirase-yakata was the fortified manor house of the Hirase Clan. It was paired with Hirasejō on a mountain across the river and plain which would offer a place to retreat to and defend from should the yakata come under attack.

Visit Notes

The Hirase-yakata, the fortified manor house of the Hirase Clan, is now the site of a shrine to Hachiman. This shrine is surrounded by a mallet golf course on all sides... which I hadn't seen before. In one corner of the shrine there is an embankment which I would like to believe to be some remnant of the fortifications surrounding the yakata, but I cannot confirm this.


Castle Profile
English Name Hirase Yakata
Japanese Name 平瀬館
Founder Hirase Clan
Year Founded Chuusei
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Visitor Information
Access Shimauchi Station on the Oito Line; 25 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; shrine
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 15' 54.00" N, 137° 56' 32.14" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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