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.
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.
|English Name||Takano Yakata|
|Founder||Lady Onabe / Oda Nobukichi|
|Year Founded||Momoyama Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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