Tezuka Yakata

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Teźuka Mitsumori was a late Heian period general and member of the Kanazashi Clan of the Lower Suwa. Though originally from Suwa, Mitsumori's residence is thought to have been here. There was a range for horseback archery here and a family temple. The remains of a stone stupa bearing the family name have been found.

Visit Notes

Teźuka-yakata site I visited on the way to Shiodajō, having alighted at Bessho-Onsen Station with my folding bicycle. There is nothing to see particularly. The site, which is slightly elevated above surrounding fields, is now an abandoned farmstead. The site is also known as 'Teźuka Great Castle' but I don't buy the "Great Castle" part for a second; this was a simple fortified residence which the term 'yashiki' amply covers.

  • Gate to current residence

Castle Profile
English Name Tezuka Yakata
Japanese Name 手塚館
Alternate Names Teźukaôjō 手塚大城
Founder Tezuka Morimitsu
Year Founded Late Heian Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Maita Station on the Besshō Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Ueda, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 20' 47.62" N, 138° 10' 57.14" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
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