Genga Yashiki (Kai)

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History

Genga-yashiki is thought to have been the fortified residence of Katō Genga. It was built at the end of the 15th century. The Katō Clan had prior to that inhabited the Kamigatō-yashiki (see Kamigatou Yashiki) a little to the north. Genga-yashiki was a square-shaped compound measuring about 60m on each side, protected by earthen ramparts.


Visit Notes

Genga-yashiki is now the site of a local temple, Myōfukuji, and a cemetery, and no ruins remain.




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Castle Profile
English Name Genga Yashiki (Kai)
Japanese Name 甲斐玄賀屋敷
Founder Katō Genga
Year Founded Late 15th Century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Jōei Station on the Minobu Line; 5 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Shōwa, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 36' 59.15" N, 138° 31' 48.25" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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