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.
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..
|English Name||Hora Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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