Hora Yakata

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According to the Shinputōki, Nishijō was also called "Hora Mountain Old Castle", indicating a link to the Hora-yakata. The lord of the manor is recorded as Hora Hōki. And thus it is thought that Hora-yakata belonged to the Hora clan, but little is known about the tribe.

Visit Notes

The site of Hora-yakata, a medieval fortified manor house, is recorded in the Shinputōki. The area is now a farmstead. It's possible that the terraces date to the time of the yakata. However, the site is on private property so I couldn't get a good look. There is a single road which goes up to the house on the hillside..


Castle Profile
English Name Hora Yakata
Japanese Name 洞館
Founder Hora Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Shiojiri Station on the Chūō Main Line; 50 minute walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 5' 18.02" N, 137° 57' 45.86" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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