Nakamuranotonoda Yakata


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Tonoda-yakata, also called Nakamuranotonoda-yakata, was the fortified manor hall of the Nakamura Clan; it was protected by Nakamurajō. That castle had various lords, starting with the Nakamura, but also including the Shibutami and Endō clans.

Visit Notes

Tonoda-yakata was a yakata (residence area twinned with a yamajiro (mountaintop castle)) of Nakamurajō (Azumi Nakamura Castle), though the castle may have had an additional kyokan in addition to the main yakata closer to the foot of the castle mount. No ruins remain of Tonoda-yakata, and the site is now a village and fields. I found some nice old houses, including one which was sadly abandoned. Another had tall ishigaki and looked like it would make a fitting manor house.


Castle Profile
English Name Nakamuranotonoda Yakata
Japanese Name 中村の殿田館
Alternate Names Tonoda-yakata
Founder Nakamura Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nearest Station is Akashina Station on the Shinonoi Line
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 23' 7.40" N, 137° 55' 23.34" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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