Takasaka Yakata

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The Takasaka Yakata was a Fortified Manor dating back to the 14th C. It was used as one of the bases for the Hojo's attack on Matsuyama Castle and the embankments and trenches date to this time period. This was also the seat of a minor Tokugawa vassal (Kagazume Masanao) from Tokugawa's arrival in Edo until 1681.

Visit Notes

If you look at the map of the castle territory and ruins you will see that it is much larger than the typical yakata or Fortified Manor. These remains date to when the site was used by the Hojo to launch attacks on Matsuyama Castle. Unfortunately, very little remains to be seen here today but at least it's just a short walk from the station... or a very long walk from Ohdori Castle !

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Castle Profile
English Name Takasaka Yakata
Japanese Name 高坂館 
Alternate Names Takasaka-jo, Takasakashi Yakata
Founder Kosaka clan
Year Founded 14th C
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Takasaka St. (Tobu Tojo Line); 10 mins walk
Visitor Information Kosaiji Temple grounds, open 24/7
Time Required 15 mins
Location Matsuyama, Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 0' 24.41" N, 139° 24' 5.40" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2020
Admin Visits January 19, 2020
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