Chimura Yashiki




Chimura-yashiki was an Edo Period jin'ya and fortified residence of the Chimura Clan. The Chimura Clan began as vassals of the Kiso Clan, serving them and, in turn, Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Battle of Sekigahara. As a reward for taking Atagawa-toride, a fort of the Ishikawa Clan of the Western Army during the battle, Chimura Yoshishige was made a hatamoto (bannerman), and enfeoffed with a tettiroy of 4,400 koku. Affiliated with the Owari-Tokugawa from 1619, the Chimura Clan ruled at Chimura-yashiki until the Meiji Period. I always find it incredible to think that one soldier of fortune's brave act at a decisive moment could provide for his descendants for centuries to come. But such were the days, my friends, such were the days.

Visit Notes

The Chimura-yashiki was the fortified residence of the Chimura Clan, located at the foot of Kukuri Castle. There is a themed restaurant nearby based on the yashiki... which was a new one on me. A signboard explaining about the Chimura-yashiki can be found at the nearby Kani Local History Museum. Some short ishigaki (stone walls) remain. The residence's gardens are also located nearby, though they are in need of some pruning.

  • Yashiki's garden

Castle Profile
English Name Chimura Yashiki
Japanese Name 千村屋敷
Alternate Names Chimura Jin'ya
Founder Chimura Yoshishige
Year Founded Edo Period; 1619
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Artifacts Gardens, Ishigaki
Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Kani Station on the Taita Line; 15 minute drive or 75 minute walk. Or, Mitakeguchi on the Meitetsu Hiromi Line; 10 minute drive or 60 minute walk.
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Garden
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Kani, Gifu Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 24' 11.70" N, 137° 6' 36.58" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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