Obinata Samon Yakata




This was the site of the fortified manor hall of Obinata Samon, an Obinata clansman who died resisting Takeda Shingen's take-over of Shinano. The yakata was destroyed or abandoned at that time.

Visit Notes

We came by this site on the way to site of "Kinasa Old Castle". One can see a flattened area surrounded by terraced fields. There is a shrine and modern house atop. This was the site of the fortified manor hall of Obinata Samon who perished resisting Takeda Shingen. Nothing remains of the manor hall today. The scenery is beautiful. Not only that but it is shielded from strong northern winds by the mountains above, yet also benefits from much sunlight, and so it was an ideal place for the small community which initially may have been built around the yakata. There is still a hamlet here now.


Castle Profile
English Name Obinata Samon Yakata
Japanese Name 大日方佐門館
Founder Obinata Samon
Year Founded Early 16th Century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nagano Station; 40 minute drive, or bus to Kinasa and 20 minute walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 41' 5.93" N, 138° 0' 53.75" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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