Takahashi Yakata

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Takahashi-yakata was the fortified manor of the Takahashi Clan. It was constructed in the 13th century by Takahashi Yorisada, who was made lord of the manor by Minamoto Yoritomo with a fief valued at 8,000 kan. In 1506 Matsudaira Munetada annexed the manor and the manor hall was presumably destroyed or abandoned at that time. Subsequent flooding of the Yahagi River has destroyed or buried any ruins of the yakata.

The yakata’s earliest antecedent may have been a fortification called Hinamori-yakata used to suppress the proto-state of Koromo by the Yamato in ancient times. ‘Hinamori (夷守)’ literally means ‘protection from barbarians’, and the name is retained as the honourific appellation of Washitori-jinja (鷲取神社), a shrine which occupies site today. Furthermore, the ancient yakata was called 'mitachi (御館)', which the township is named for (御立町).

Visit Notes

Takahashi-yakata is a fortified manor hall site in the Mitachi Township of Toyota Municipality; no ruins remain and the site is now a shrine, Washitori-jinja, and fields.


Castle Profile
English Name Takahashi Yakata
Japanese Name 高橋館
Founder Takahashi Yorisada
Year Founded 13th century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Toyotashi Station on the Meitetsu-Mikawa Line; 30 minute walk to shrine; or, Toyota-Matsudaira IC
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Shrine
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Toyota, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 4' 34.43" N, 137° 10' 21.22" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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