Ohtsuma Yakata

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Ôtsuma-yakata is thought to have been built by the Ôtsuma Clan in medieval times as their fortified manor residence. The clan was originally a vassal clan of the Suwa Clan, and was allied with the Nishina Clan during the Jōkyū War.

Visit Notes

At the site of Ôtsuma-yakata stands a large memorial stone. I found no ruins. The site today is agicultural land. Yakata refers to medieval fortified residences of the land-owning warrior elite of that time. This was the second stop on my "Yakata Tour".


Castle Profile
English Name Ohtsuma Yakata
Japanese Name 大妻館
Founder Ôtsuma Clan
Year Founded Medieval Times
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Niimura Station on the Kamikouchi Line; 35 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; farmland
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 13' 54.84" N, 137° 53' 1.25" E
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