Nomura Yakata




Nomura-yakata was the fortified manor house of the Nawa Clan. The residence was further protected by a fort, Nomura-toride, located on a nearby low-lying hill. The area was renowned for the quality of its water, making it a convenient place for the Nawa to settle.

Visit Notes

The site of Nomura-yakata is located close to a crossroads and small park called Hannokihara Park. The area is periurban, at the border of the industrial settlement of Hirôka and surrounding countryside. Hannokihara Park has a dried up pond with an explanation board which explains that the area was well known for the quality of its water. I took pictures of the park but could not confirm any ruins of the yakata.


Castle Profile
English Name Nomura Yakata
Japanese Name 野村館
Founder Nawa Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Hirôka Station on the Chūō-honsen / Shinonoi line; 10 minute walk walking straight west.
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Park
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 8' 55.46" N, 137° 57' 25.85" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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