Ochiai Yakata

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The Ochiai-yakata is one of many residences of Takeda Clan governors of Kai Provinces from throughout the medieval period. It predates the Kawada-yakata which replaced it. In 1491 Takeda Nobumasa retired to Ochiai-yakata.

For more context see Nobutora Tanjou Yashiki and Shoutokuji Yakata.

Visit Notes

The site of Ochiai-yakata is now a housing block surrounding an orchard. I found some old cenotaphs and a fine old gatehouse, but nothing definitively related to the yakata. There were some curious mounds that seemed to have been part of a long segment of piled earth but I guess that could be all sorts of things; all castling reports I read state that no ruins remain here.

  • Site today is agrarian and residential.
  • potential dorui fragment

Castle Profile
English Name Ochiai Yakata
Japanese Name 落合館
Alternate Names Takeda-shi Ochiai-yakata
Founder Takeda Clan; Takeda Nobumasa
Year Founded 15th century; 1491
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Kasugaichō Station on the Chūō Main Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Yamanashi, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 40' 59.84" N, 138° 39' 52.99" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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Oshiro Tabi Nikki

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