Yasuda Yoshisada Yakata

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Yasuda-Yoshisada-yakata was the manor hall of Lord Yasuda Yoshisada, a member of the Kai-Minamoto Clan. At the Battle of Fuji River in 1180 the Kai-Minamoto scored a major victory over the Taira Clan during the Genpei War (1180-1185). Minamoto Yoritomo became shōgun in 1192. Although the Kai-Minamoto had helped him during the war, they had become too powerful for his liking. The Kai-Minamoto were eventually purged by Minamoto Yoritomo for suspected treason and Yasuda Yoshisada was executed in 1193.

Visit Notes

The site of Yasuda-Yoshisada-yakata is now a temple, Saiganji, and a residential area in Kobarahigashi, Yamanashi Municipality. The old residence of the Yasuda family is also located here, though there is not claimed to be any direct relation with Yasuda Yoshisada. But their house appears very handsome at least! I found no ruins. Some castle bloggers say that there are the remains of dorui (earthen ramparts) at another temple nearby, but I couldn't find this other temple.


Castle Profile
English Name Yasuda Yoshisada Yakata
Japanese Name 安田義定館
Founder Yasuda Yoshisada
Year Founded Late Heian Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui?
Visitor Information
Access Higashi-Yamanashi Station on the Chūō Main Line; 5 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Yamanashi, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 41' 40.09" N, 138° 41' 58.67" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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