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.
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.
|English Name||Inukai Yakata|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|