Amemiya Yashiki


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Amemiya-yashiki was the fortified residence of the Amemiya Clan, one of the oldest clans in Kai (along with the Furuya Clan whose residence site is nearby, though I didn't visit), descended from the Murakami Clan in Shinano to the northwest. The Amemiya predate the Takeda in Kai. Although the construction date of the yashiki is not known, it is thought that Amemiya Iekuni lived there in the Muromachi period. In the Sengoku period it was the residence of Amemiya Jirōwemon, who was an official in charge of the Takeda Clan's storehouses. The yashiki's ramparts formed a square of about 60m on each side.

Visit Notes

Amemiya-yashiki is now the site of Jigenji, a temple. Dorui (earthen ramparts) partially surrounds the temple, particularly to the south and west of the site. In front of the temple is a waterway. The temple itself has beautiful architecture, including a shōrōmon (belfry-gate), hondō (worship hall) and kuri (kitchen), which are listed as important cultural properties. The hondō and kuri have elegant thatched roofing.

  • Dorui

Castle Profile
English Name Amemiya Yashiki
Japanese Name 雨宮屋敷
Alternate Names 雨宮摂津守家国屋敷
Founder Amemiya Clan; Amemiya Jirōwemon
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Visitor Information
Access No access by plublic transport (I cycled)
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 40 minutes
Location Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 38' 35.70" N, 138° 41' 31.88" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Oshiro Tabi Nikki
Jōkaku Hōrōki

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