Takenohana Yakata

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Takenohana-yakata, a fortified manor hall, measured about 60m by 80m in a rectangular layout. It was protected by earthen ramparts and moats. It is not known who the lord of the manor was.

Visit Notes

Takenohana-yakata has little history behind it but there are physical ruins. The above ground ruins can be seen surrounding a temple, Kanseiin. These earthworks mostly consist of dorui (earthen ramparts) along the northern perimetre of the site, now the site of a bamboo grove. To the east are traces of a moat, and the presence of a pond in one section here indicates that possibly the moats were water-filled too. Clumps of piled earth in the south at the entrance of the temple are also probably dorui remains.

  • Suspected Mizubori Remnant

Castle Profile
English Name Takenohana Yakata
Japanese Name 竹之花館
Founder Unknown
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Mizubori
Features water moats
Visitor Information
Access Koikawa Station on the Minobu Line; 8 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Chūō, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 36' 2.09" N, 138° 31' 51.71" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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