Yaguchi Yakata

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Yaguchi-yakata was the fortified manor hall of the Yaguchi Clan. The Yaguchi were vassals of the Nishina through the Muromachi period and into the Sengoku period. Yaguchi-yakata would later become the kyokan (residential area paired with a mountaintop castle) of Azumi Nishiyama Castle.

Visit Notes

Nothing remains of the Yaguchi-yakata and the site is now farmsteads and rice paddies. This area is full of large homesteads surrounded by fields, making for some picturesque scenery. One home I went past which is on the site of the yakata or just adjacent to it, I saw, still had an outhouse by the road.


Castle Profile
English Name Yaguchi Yakata
Japanese Name 矢口館
Founder Yaguchi Clan
Year Founded Muromachi Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Aźumi-Kutsukake Station on the Ôito Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 10 minutes
Website https://ameblo.jp/sisinmitinoku/entry-12675715075.html
Location Ômachi, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 27' 6.48" N, 137° 50' 35.12" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
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