Imai Jin'ya

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The area used to be owned by Takatō-han but in 1691 it became part of a tenryō (Shogunal demesne) in the area with the reducation in territory of Takatō-han, and Imai-jin'ya was built at that time. Takatō-han was then made up of several tobichi (discontiguous territory). Imai-jin'ya was located in the tenryō which shares a border with Takatō-han (via Seba Village), Matsumoto-han, Owari-han and Takashima-han, so it was quite crowded in. Imai-jin'ya was basically a sort of minor ward office serving under Iijima-jin'ya. In 1713 the land was granted to the Mizuno Clan and Imai-jin'ya was abandoned.

Visit Notes

The road adjacent to the temple is still referred to as "Jin'ya Road". I wouldn't probably have looked into Imai-jin'ya further except that I did find proof of its former existence in the form of a small, very new looking signpost marking its location.


Castle Profile
English Name Imai Jin'ya
Japanese Name 今井陣屋
Founder Tokugawa Shogunate
Year Founded 1691
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Visitor Information
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 8' 46.97" N, 137° 54' 16.56" E
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Added to Jcastle 2019
Contributor ART
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61 months ago
Score 1++
Sorry, I should say this picture is of the temple on "jin'ya road". No traces of the actual jin'ya remain.