Inoko Yakata


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The Inoko were a minor clan. They descended from both the Sasaki Clan and neighbouring Iba Clan. The founder of Inoko-yakata is listed as Lord Inoko Jirō.

Visit Notes

Inoko-yakata was one of several fortified manor hall sites clustering around a long mountain which contained several mountain redoubt fortifications. Mount Inoko, which is now the site of a temple, I wondered about too. Was there a redoubt here used by the Inoko-yakata? Since there was already a Sanoyamajō (Sasōjō) corresponding to the Sano-yakata sites, an Ibayamajō mirroring Ibajō, and Kitasudayamajō parallel with Kitasuda-yakata, maybe the mountain was too full of fortifications already though! The peak of Mount Inoko is located between Sasōjō and Ibayamajō. There are no ruins at the Inoko-yakata and the site is now former farmland built over recently with suburban homes. Some pictures online show a raised field with what looks like it could be dorui (earthen ramparts), but I think this has already been developed over. 'Inoko (猪子)' means 'wild boar piglett'. That's a weird name. I wondered if it could also mean 'badger (獾・穴熊)'.


Castle Profile
English Name Inoko Yakata
Japanese Name 猪子館
Founder Inoko Jirō
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Formerly dorui
Visitor Information
Access Notogawa Station on the Biwako Line; 5 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 10' 36.30" N, 136° 9' 48.92" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Tanbō
Masaki Shibata

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