Takano-yakata was built as a fortified manor house by Lady Onabe for her son, Oda Nobukichi, after Toyotomi Hideyoshi had granted them a small feifdom encompassing villages in Kanzaki and Inugami districts. Excavations have confirmed that the fortification had a bailey of around 80m by 60m.The site was subsequently developed for agriculture.
Takano-yakata is an interesting site. Dropping beneath a series of terraced fields, one will suddenly come across a long stretch of ishigaki (stone-piled ramparts), including the foundations of a gate complex. This latter day Sengoku Period fortified residence is a rare example of this type of fortification where significant ruins remain.
|Lady Onabe / Oda Nobukichi
|Pre Edo Period
|Yōkaichi Station on the Kotō-Ōmi Line; 20 minute drive or “community taxis”
|Free; 24/7; fields
|Higashi-Oumi, Shiga Prefecture
|35° 4' 55.52" N, 136° 18' 25.60" E
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