Sunuma Yakata


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Sunuma-yakata was the fortified manor hall of Sunuma Chikaranosuke. The Sunuma Clan were vassals of the Nishina Clan, the local hegemonic clan, up until the Sengoku period. The residence, also known as 'Hori-yashiki', a generic name indicating a moated residence, was enclosed by dorui (earthen ramparts) running 70m north-south and 50m east-west in a rectangular layout.

Visit Notes

Set on sloping terrain, Sunuma-yakata is now just a gaggle of rural homesteads, but a sole row of mounded earth supporting a large tree can be found, and it is thought that this embankment is the remnants of dorui (earthen ramparts) which once surrounded the yakata (fortified manor hall). A rectangular lane goes around the whole site, indicative of perhaps a moat.

  • Remnant Dorui Segment

Castle Profile
English Name Sunuma Yakata
Japanese Name 須沼館
Alternate Names 堀屋敷
Founder Sunuma Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Shinano-Tokiwa Station on the Ôito Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Ômachi, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 27' 33.26" N, 137° 51' 12.56" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
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