Although no ruins remain of Tatenōchi-yakata, a fortified manor hall of the Nishina Clan, there is a signboard at the site explaining its history.
館 is read both as "tate" and "yakata"; it is usually read "yakata" when a suffix for medieval sites (but more often read as "kan" in modern contexts). "Tate" appears in names such as Otate (御館), the common name of the Uesugi-yakata. 舘 is an alternative form of 館. Both readings and character variants appear in the name of this site.
Of all of the Nishina residence sites Tatenōchi may be the oldest, as it is thought that this was the initial main residence of the clan before they relocated to Tenshōji-yakata, also called “Nishina Castle”.
|English Name||Tatenouchi Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Minami-Ômachi Station on the Ôito Line; 20 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Private Property|
|Time Required||5 minutes|
|Location||Ômachi, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 29' 19.25" N, 137° 52' 1.70" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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