A fortified manor house built by the Maruyama Clan, Maruyamashi-yakata simply means "Maruyama Clan Hall"; it is also called Goudo-yakata. In the early 16th century the lord of the manor was Maruyama Shōkan.
I came to this site, the Maruyama-yakata ruin, because it was on my way back home from cycling all the way to Yamabejō! It was around 4pm when I arrived. There's nothing to see in terms of ruins, apart from maybe some feint whisps of embankments which once surrounded the hall. Now they surround a farmhouse which occupies the site, along with fields. There is a cluster of old farmhouses here, and one is now a soba restaurant. These folk homes immediately became more interesting to me than the yakata site. According to pictures I saw online, there should've been a signboard about the yakata here, but I couldn't find it.
|Pre Edo Period
|Murai Station on the Chuo Line; 30 minute walk
|24/7 free; private property
|Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
|36° 10' 47.35" N, 137° 56' 14.68" E
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