Tonomura Yakata (Azumi)


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Tonomura-yakata was the fortified manor hall of the Futae Clan. They had a fortified redoubt across the valley to the northwest called Futaejō. Futaejō and the yakata make up a jōkan complex wherein the yakata was used for daily living and the hilltop fort was used in times of conflict. The Futae Clan were vassals of the Nishina Clan.

Visit Notes

'Tonomura' is a somewhat common name for a yakata (fortified manor hall), given that it means 'lord's village', perhaps refering to a village near to the manor hall. This Tonomura-yakata is in Miasa Township, Ômachi Municipality. The fortified area is a terraced hill which now contains fields and rural homes. Some ruins remain in the form of earthworks towards the top of the hill. These are corner segment of dorui (earthen ramparts) and a karabori (dry moat) to the north. The karabori seems to descend with the hill somewhat, and if so if this is all artificial then it's quite impressive.

  • Karabori (dry moat)
  • Dorui

Castle Profile
English Name Tonomura Yakata (Azumi)
Japanese Name 安曇殿村館
Founder Futae Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Shinano-Ômachi Station on the Ôito Line; rental e-bike
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Ômachi, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 33' 18.25" N, 137° 53' 27.10" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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