Yamada Takanashi Yakata
The Takanashi-yakata in the village of Yamada, historical Takai County, was the fortified manor hall of Takanashi Takāsa in the late 15th century. The Yamada-Takanashi were a powerful branch clan of the Takanashi Clan. Takanashi-yakata was also protected by Masugatajō (Masugata Castle (Takai)) on the mountain above, and served as the kyokan (residential area) of that castle. In 1484, while Takanashi Takāsa was away on a pilgrimage to Mount Koya, Takanashi Masamori of the main Takanashi branch captured Masugatajō, deposing Takāsa and subjugating the Yamada branch.
There are several sites of yakata (fortified manor halls) belonging to the Takanashi Clan. This one is in Takayama Village, and the others are in Suzaka Municipality and Nakano Municipality respectively. Of the Yamada-Takanashi-yakata no ruins remain, and the site is now fields and orchards. There were some stone walls and terraces toward the mountain (agricultural in origin), and the western Yamada Shrine (there's another on the eastern side of the village) is adjacent to the site.
|English Name||Yamada Takanashi Yakata|
|Year Founded||15th Century|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Suzaka Station on the Nagano Line; rent bicycle from education centre opposite station; cycle to Takayama Village|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; fields|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Takayama, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 41' 18.24" N, 138° 21' 11.77" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2023|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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