Shimoyashiki Yakata




Shimoyashiki is an Edo period term which refers to a secondary, sometimes more rurally situated, residence of a daimyō, subourdinated to either a Kamiyashiki ('Upper Residence') if in Edo, or a castle if in the daimyō's home territory. It may be then that this is a medieval fortified manor hall site, thus 'yakata', that was later the site of a residence of the lord of Matsumotojō. However, other than its location, I found little on the medieval history of this site. As for later, the nearby Asama-goten was also referred to as the shimoyashiki of Matsumotojō throughout the Edo period. Did this Shimoyashiki-yakata become the site of a residence of Ogasawara Sadayoshi or his descendents after he re-entered Matsumotojō in 1585?

Visit Notes

This yakata (fortified manor) site is now rice paddies and apple orchards on the edge of the town of Matsumoto; no ruins remain.


Castle Profile
English Name Shimoyashiki Yakata
Japanese Name 下屋敷館
Founder Unknown Local Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Matsumoto Station; 15 minure drive or 75 minute walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 15' 59.90" N, 137° 58' 57.94" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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