See Murakami Katsurao Castle for more information.
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.
|English Name||Murakami Yakata|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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