Toyooka Jinya

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Toyooka Jinya was established by Kyogoku Takamori in 1668 when he was transferred from Tanabe. It was not given "castle domain" level status so the Kyogoku built a smaller jinya fortification near the base of the mountain where Toyooka Castle was located. The Kyogoku clan continued to rule over Toyooka until the Meiji Restoration. The site of the jinya is now the Toyooka City Public Library. Excavations have found the ruins of many buildings ranging from the Sengoku Period through the Edo Period.

Visit Notes

There really isn't much to see here, stop if you are in town and combine it with a visit to the Toyooka Castle ruins. The main gate pictured above was built in the Edo Period in Kyoto but was not a part of the Jinya. It was moved here when Toyooka became a prefecture. There is one original gate from Toyooka Jinya that has been moved to Fukujoji Temple in Izushi and 2 other gates that have been moved to Toyooka City temples.

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  • Original gate from the Toyooka Prefecture government building
  • Main gate to the Toyooka Pref govenment office
  • Back side of the gate
  • Closeup of a gate door
  • Edo Period Gate
  • The only original gate from the Edo Period
  • Map

Castle Profile
English Name Toyooka JInya
Japanese Name 豊岡陣屋
Founder Kyogoku Takamori
Year Founded 1668
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Historical Period Edo Period
Features gates
Visitor Information
Access Toyooka Sta. (San'in Line), 15 min walk
Visitor Information Open anytime
Time Required 20 mins
Location Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 32' 28.28" N, 134° 49' 18.73" E
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Added to Jcastle 2013
Admin Year Visited 2013
Admin Visits Sept 25, 2013

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