Murakami Yakata


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See Murakami Katsurao Castle for more information.

Visit Notes

Murakami-yakata is the site of the fortified manor hall of the Murakami Clan and the main residence of Murakami Yoshikiyo. It is also called Mansenji-yakata after the temple which now occupies the site. The yakata was built alongside Katsuraojō on the mountain above, functioning as a kyokan (residential space) (since the lord did not live at the mountaintop castle day-to-day). I felt I had to come here as part of my Murakami castle explorations despite their being no ruins, and plus I had missed it during my two visits to Katsuraojō. Happily Mansenji is an interesting temple, and the priest's house appears to be built to somewhat resemble a castle, which is a nice touch.

  • Mansenji Temple Gate

Castle Profile
English Name Murakami Yakata
Japanese Name 村上館
Alternate Names 満泉寺館
Founder Murakami Yoshikiyo
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Sakaki Station on the Shinano Railway; 10 minute walk
Visitor Information Mansenji Temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Sakaki, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 28' 3.14" N, 138° 10' 55.02" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
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