Horinouchi Yashiki

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The Horinōchi-yashiki, the residence of the Nanushi (village magistrate) of Horinōchi-mura, is adjacent to Uchijō, a medieval castle site (or, more realistically, a yakata (fortified manor hall) site). No ruins of the castle remain and its exact relationship to the yashiki (residence) is unclear. (See also Chikuma Uchi Castle).

Visit Notes

Happily the Edo Period yashiki, constructed in the vernacular architecture of the Chikuma District, the honmuneźukuri style, in the late 18th century, remains to this day. The yashiki’s imposing kabukimon gate is kept open so that visitors can appreciate the exterior of the omoya (main hall). It’s also possible to peer into the structure in some places. This fine old residence with an omoya and other surrounding structures is designated as Important Cultural Property.

  • Omoya

Castle Profile
English Name Horinouchi Yashiki
Japanese Name 堀内屋敷
Founder Horinōchi Clan
Year Founded 18th century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations has Important Cultural Properties
Historical Period Edo Period
Artifacts Omoya
Features palace
Visitor Information
Access Shiojiri Station on the Chūō Main Line; 25 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; exterior viewing only
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 6' 27.54" N, 137° 58' 6.13" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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