Koumyoji Yakata

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The temple Kōmyōji is on the former site of the fortified residence of Yoshida Shirō, who was originally from the Chichibu Clan. The Yoshida Clan was also known as the Akagi Clan and they exerted their newfound control of the area from this location. The site was abandoned when they were relocated to Bitchū Province. That was presumably before the cosntruction of a yakata very nearby by the Shiro Clan (Choujayashiki Yakata). Kōmyōji-yakata was rectangular in layout, about 100m by 150m.

Visit Notes

There were some earthen embankments on the temple grounds but I couldn't identify any ruins here for certain. These are mostly just pictures of the temple then.


Castle Profile
English Name Koumyouji Yakata
Japanese Name 光明寺館
Founder Yoshida Shirou
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Visitor Information
Access Murai Station on the Chuo Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 9' 49.14" N, 137° 57' 28.98" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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