Myokian Yakata

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One of many yakata of the Nishina in Ōmachi, the site was converted into a temple by Oda Nobunaga in 1582 after the Nishina's defeat at Takatohjō. The temple was then largely destroyed during the anti-Buddhist purges of the Meiji Revolution. Just a small prayer hall exists now.

Visit Notes

This former yakata (fortified manor house) of the Nishina was once surrounded by a square mizubori (water moat). It was later converted into the temple Myōkian. In modern times Myōkian still exists, but has been reduced to one small prayer hall. I was able to locate this hall and a signboard.


Castle Profile
English Name Myokian Yakata
Japanese Name 妙喜庵館
Founder Nishina Clan
Year Founded Kamakura Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Kita-Omachi Station on the Oita Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required One Minute
Location Omachi, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 30' 32.69" N, 137° 51' 31.46" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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