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.
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.
|English Name||Nakamuranotonoda Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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