Uchigoya Yakata

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Uchigoya-yakata was an old residence of the Sanada Clan, and before that of the Yokō Clan. The former residence was built in a rectangular fashion, 100m east by west, and 50m north by south. This narrow area is naturally defensible with a river to the west and natural elevation surrounding. Little is known about the site but it is reported to have been built by Yokō Unememori with a dry moat in the west and south. It was later captured by Murakami Yoshikiyo and razed in 1551 with his defeat.

Visit Notes

The Uchigoya-yakata is located at the base of Uchigoyajō, on a rise north of the masugata entrance to the castle. Formerly a yakata (fortified manor hall) was located here. The site is now a field and I tentatively identified earthworks. Some old graves are located on site, and there are the remains of a moat, but access was limited. After here I visited Shinkōji, which is the Sanada Clan bodaiji (clan temple).


Castle Profile
English Name Uchigoya Yakata
Japanese Name 内小屋館
Founder Yokō Unememori
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Karabori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Ueda Station on the Shinano Railway; Sugadaira Bus from Ueda Station No.3 Bus Stop
Visitor Information Access Restricted
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Ueda, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 26' 46.90" N, 138° 18' 21.96" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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