Inukai Yakata




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

Visit Notes

The site of Inukai-yakata, the fortified manor house of the Inukai Clan, is now a shrine, Takemiya-jinja (武宮神社), and no ruins remain. There is a slight embankment at the back of the shrine but I don't think this represents anything from the time of the yakata - probably just some earth piled up after a drain was dug. I couldn't get a clear view of Inukaijō from the plain unfortunately. Inukaijō is located to the southeast of Inukai-yakata, and nearby to the north is located Hirase-yakata, but Hirasejō is located to the northeast of that, so that the two yakata sites are quite close but the castle ruins are considerably further apart by comparison.


Castle Profile
English Name Inukai Yakata
Japanese Name 犬甘館
Founder Inukai Clan
Year Founded Chuusei
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Shimauchi Station on the Oito Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; shrine
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 15' 15.12" N, 137° 56' 26.74" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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