This site is probably the kyokan attached to Deurajō. Minamoto Morikiyo, the progenitor of the Murakami Clan, is said to have lived here when he first came to Shinano. The site was later used likely by the Izūra Clan and later generations of Murakami. See Deura Castle for more information.
Murakamishishima-yakata is a fortified manor hall site in the shadow of Jizai-san / Iwaidō-san / Karakasayama / Death Mountain. Nothing remains. The site is that today of an old rural homestead.
|English Name||Murakamishishima Yakata|
|Year Founded||Late Heian Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Sakaki Station on the Shinano Railway; 45 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; fields|
|Time Required||5 minutes|
|Location||Sakaki, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 26' 48.52" N, 138° 9' 33.52" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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