Very little is known about this mysterious site. It is thought to have been the fortified residence of a local clan. The ramparts encompass an area of about 60m².
Noguchi-yakata is great for a yakata, having dorui (earthen ramparts) and karabori (dry moat) all the way around the main enclosure, and so it is in a miraculous state of preservation, considering. Visitors can only appreciate the fortifications from without because the main bailey is now a private residence. Strangely enough the modern residence possessed an actual castle gate, called the iron gate because it had iron plating all over the doors. This Edo Period gate was said to have been relocated from Kanōjō, but, after an investigation, was found to have originally been from Ôgakijō. I'm not sure but it may be the only original structure from Ôgakijō. This was revealed in 2008 when the gate was purchased by Kakamigahara Municipality and transferred away from the Noguchi-yakata site. The gate is now located at Machiya Hall in Unuma-juku. Since the gate is not originally from Noguchi-yakata nor currently there, this site should be listed as "ruins only".
|English Name||Noguchi Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Sohara Station on the Takayama Line; 20 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Private Property|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 24' 52.81" N, 136° 52' 0.44" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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