Sagaki Jin'ya

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Sagaki-bugyōsho was established in 1634 at the foot of the old castle mount of Kuniyoshijō, which had been abandoned around twenty years prior. In 1803 the bugyōsho became Sagaki-jin'ya. The jin'ya had a main residence, nagaya (rowhouses), kitchens and bansho (guardhouses), as well as a 'tea house' pavilion which served as lodgings for the lord of Obama Domain. The small town of Sagaki was located below, and it had inns for travellers. Between the town and the jin'ya a large board was erected for displaying the rules of the domain and sub-domain (Sagaki was one sub-domain of Obama Domain, and Tsuruga was another).

For more history see my article on Kuniyoshi Castle.

Visit Notes

The site of Sagaki-jin'ya now hosts a museum, though it was closed when I visited (a sign said it was closed during winter). The museum building is actually the relocated residence of a shōya (village magistrate) from the late Edo period. Ruins of the jin'ya are chiefly its ishigaki (stone-piled ramparts), though apparently other structures exist off-site, having been relocated when the jin'ya was decommissioned. A gate which was relocated has been moved back, but it appears that it's actually inside of the museum (without the roof portion), so I couldn't see it. There was also something that looked like a small trebuchet near the museum.

  • Stone walls and relocated shoya

Castle Profile
English Name Sagaki Jin'ya
Japanese Name 佐柿陣屋
Alternate Names Sagaki-bugyōsho
Founder Obama Domain
Year Founded 1634; 1804
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Artifacts Ishigaki, Shouya-yashiki (Cultural Property), Jin'ya gate
Features gates, samurai homes, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Mihama Sation on the Obama Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; museum closed in winter
Time Required 40 minutes
Location Mihama, Fukui Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 36' 38.84" N, 135° 57' 49.00" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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