Takano Yakata

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Takano-yakata was built as a fortified manor house by Lady Onabe for her son, Oda Nobukichi, after Toyotomi Hideyoshi had granted them a small feifdom encompassing villages in Kanzaki and Inugami districts. Excavations have confirmed that the fortification had a bailey of around 80m by 60m.The site was subsequently developed for agriculture.

Visit Notes

Takano-yakata is an interesting site. Dropping beneath a series of terraced fields, one will suddenly come across a long stretch of ishigaki (stone-piled ramparts), including the foundations of a gate complex. This latter day Sengoku Period fortified residence is a rare example of this type of fortification where significant ruins remain.

  • Ishigaki and gate ruin

Castle Profile
English Name Takano Yakata
Japanese Name 高野館
Founder Lady Onabe / Oda Nobukichi
Year Founded Momoyama Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Ishigaki
Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Yōkaichi Station on the Kotō-Ōmi Line; 20 minute drive or 150 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; fields
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Higashi-Oumi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 4' 55.52" N, 136° 18' 25.60" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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