Nakatsumori Yakata


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Oyamada Nobuari, a vassal of the Takeda Clan, built Nakatsumori-yakata as his residence in 1527. The residence burnt down just three years later, however, and the clan relocated their main base to Yamura Castle (after temporarily residing at the Oyamada Bessou Yashiki) in 1532. Oyamada Nobushige was the son of Nobuari, and he became a celebrated general beneath Takeda Shingen. It was the Oyamada Clan who infamously betrayed Takeda Katsuyori at the gates of Ôtsukijō in 1582, leading to his ultimate downfall. This gesture of theirs, however, proved useless, as Oda Nobutada anyway had them executed at Kai-Zenkōji.

Visit Notes

No clear ruins remain of Nakatsumori-yakata, a fortified manor hall of the Oyamada Clan, and the site is now occupied by fields, cemeteries and temples: Yōtsuin below is the family temple of the Oyamada, and the cenotaphs of Oyamada clansmen can be found at Keirinji above. The site offers good views of the plain.


Castle Profile
English Name Nakatsumori Yakata
Japanese Name 中津森館
Founder Oyamada Nobuari
Year Founded 1527
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Tsuru-shi Station on the Ôtsuki Line; 25 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 33' 52.27" N, 138° 53' 45.92" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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