Uchibori Yakata (Azumi)

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Uchibori-yakata was a fortified manor hall of the Horiuchi Clan who were vassals of the Aida Clan. The Aida's influence spread beyond the Aida Valley. 'Horiuchi (堀内)' is an inversion of 'Uchibori (内堀)', which is a little odd.

Visit Notes

Uchibori-yakata apparently has some ruins remaining but all I could make out was a clump of bushes. Since this was on private property I could not confirm the remains of dorui (earthen ramparts) and a karabori (dry moat) which supposedly exist. The surrounding fields are called 'horibata (moat-fields)', and they are relatively lower situated. Where they used as moats at any point? I'd speculate that they were rice swamps or could be flooded in a pinch to widen the permanent moats, but the terrain here is quite elevated so I assumed any moats would be karabori.

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Castle Profile
English Name Uchibori Yakata (Azumi)
Japanese Name 安曇内堀館
Founder Horiuchi Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nearest Station is Akashina Station on the Shinonoi Line
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 21' 56.81" N, 137° 55' 21.07" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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