Ohmachi Kitahara Yakata

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Visit Notes

This site, Kitahara-yakata, appears to be shown on Edo period maps as a square plot surrounded by a dry moat. Castle bloggers have identified dorui, but since their time even more development has enveloped the site, and the fields have been filled in gradually with new homes and maisonettes (between 1960 and 2021 the municipality’s population has declined from 41,000 to 25,000, but it seems urbanisation has slowly continued around the town centre). So I wasn’t able to find the dorui. Satellite images of what the site used to look like are our best clue now to identifying where ruins may have been.


Castle Profile
English Name Ohmachi Kitahara Yakata
Japanese Name 大町北原館
Founder Nishina Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Visitor Information
Access Shinano-Ômachi Station on the Ôito Line; 24 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Fields
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Ômachi, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 30' 24.84" N, 137° 50' 51.36" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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