Shioda Yakata


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Visit Notes

Having descended from the Shiodajō castle mount and regained my starting place via the expediency of 'Azalea Road (not in blossom)', I cycled into the plain and to the site of the Shioda-yakata, where had once stood the fortified manor hall of the Shioda-Hōjō. This was my final destination in relation to Shiodajō. The site today, which is centrally located within the wider valley and thus quite distant to Shiodajō, is fields and housing. There is a rise in elevation on which the yakata sat, but other than that there's nothing to see except a small marker stone. As I was photgraphing it a group of junior-high schoolboys came by and said "konnichiwa". They kept looking back at me, probably perplexed at what on earth I was there for photographing some old stones. I can imagine though. Imagine if I as a youth (please imagine me with close-cropped hair and a tracksuit) encountered some foreigner pouring over red bricks and photographing the disused docks and railroads of my hometown, I would've been perplexed too.


Castle Profile
English Name Shioda Yakata
Japanese Name 塩田館
Founder Hōjō Yoshimasa
Year Founded 1277
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nakashioda Station on the Besshō Line; 5 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Ueda, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 21' 52.13" N, 138° 12' 24.19" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
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