Yokose Yakata

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Visit Notes

Yokose-yakata is a yakata (fortified manor hall) site in Yasaka Township, Ômachi Municipality. The main bailey is now the site of a hall to Kannon, the Buddhist deity. To the north is a large creek which forms a natural moat. To the south and west the terrain is terraced in three bands. These spaces, possibly former baileys, now have rural homes in them. The entrance to the temple hall, which is now in a state of ruin, is to the west where there is a cleared space, perhaps used as carpark; there is a path through the bamboo grass to the back of this clearing which one can only find when one is on top of it. This path climbs the hillock to the flattened space with the Kannondō.


Castle Profile
English Name Yokose Yakata
Japanese Name 横瀬館
Founder Yokose 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; temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Ômachi, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 29' 1.61" N, 137° 54' 44.75" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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