Shiga-yakata was the residence of the Kasahara Clan and the kyokan of Shigajō. See my profile on Shiga Castle for more information.
Shiga-yakata was the residence of the Kasahara Clan and the kyokan of Shigajō. It is now the temple Unkyōji. The temple has ishigaki (stone walls) and a stone stupa beneath which the head of Kasahara Kiyoshige is said to be interred. Immediately behind the temple the hill side is terraced and large stone blocks are used to line the sides of these terraces. Probably these spaces were cultivated in proto-modern and modern times, but the blocks used in the retaining walls are somewhat peculiar in their size and piling - looking quite antiquated - so I took some photos of them.
|English Name||Shiga Yakata|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Nearest station is Kita-Nakagomi Station on the Kōmi Line|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; temple|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Saku, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 15' 0.29" N, 138° 31' 44.72" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|