The Takasaka Yakata was a Fortified Manor dating back to the 14th C. It was used as one of the bases for the Hojo's attack on Matsuyama Castle and the embankments and trenches date to this time period. This was also the seat of a minor Tokugawa vassal (Kagazume Masanao) from Tokugawa's arrival in Edo until 1681.
If you look at the map of the castle territory and ruins you will see that it is much larger than the typical yakata or Fortified Manor. These remains date to when the site was used by the Hojo to launch attacks on Matsuyama Castle. Unfortunately, very little remains to be seen here today but at least it's just a short walk from the station... or a very long walk from Ohdori Castle !
|Takasaka-jo, Takasakashi Yakata
|Prefectural Historic Site
|Pre Edo Period
|Takasaka St. (Tobu Tojo Line); 10 mins walk
|Kosaiji Temple grounds, open 24/7
|Matsuyama, Saitama Prefecture
|36° 0' 24.41" N, 139° 24' 5.40" E
|Added to Jcastle
|Admin Year Visited
|January 19, 2020
|Friends of JCastle
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