Awaya Yakata




Awaya-yakata was the fortified manor hall of Awaya Katsuhisa, a vassal of the Wakasa-Takeda. For more detail, refer to my article on Kuniyoshi Castle.

Visit Notes

Awaya-yakata is a yakata (fortified manor hall) site, which served as the kyokan (residential area) of Kuniyoshijō. The remains are impressive, and include many terraces which climb up the mountainside on the way to the mountaintop castle site above. Toward the bottom and centre of the kyokan there is a lot of ishigaki (stone-piled masonry) left. There is much more ishigaki here than at the castle above, and it is also markedly different to the later built ishigaki at the nearby ruins of the Sagaki-jin'ya. To the east there is another area with somewhat indeterminate earthworks, covered in snow as I found it. To the west there is a well developed area with dorui (earthen ramparts). There is a long karabori (dry moat) protecting the mountainside to the rear of the yakata.


Castle Profile
English Name Awaya Yakata
Japanese Name 粟屋館
Founder Awaya Katsuhisa
Year Founded 1556
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Ishigaki, Dorui, Karabori, Kuruwa
Features trenches, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Mihama Sation on the Obama Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 60 minutes
Location Mihama, Fukui Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 36' 42.48" N, 135° 57' 45.54" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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