Daiun'in Doi

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Daiun'in-doi is thought to have a been built as a residence of the Fukazawa Clan by Fukazawa Hachirōemon or Fukazawa Rokurōbē in 1532; the castellan also founded the temple of Daiun'in, for which this fortification site is named. In the late Sengoku period, Daiun'in-doi was a satellite fortification of Fukazawajō; both were destroyed in 1582.

For more information see Fukazawa Castle.

Visit Notes

There is a parking area and small park opposite the temple Daiun'in which is surrounded by dorui (earthen ramparts) which is overgrown with bamboo. This is the remains of a fort and residence site called Daiun'in-doi. The obscure term 'doi' conjures up an image of piled earth surrounding a residence, or that of medieval defensive earthworks. The temple's sanmon (main gate) is also said to be a relocated structure from Fukuzawajō, of which Daiun'in-doi was a satellite fortification.

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Castle Profile
English Name Daiun'in Doi
Japanese Name 大雲院土居
Founder Fukazawa Hachirōemon or Fukazawa Rokurōbē
Year Founded 1532
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Visitor Information
Access Gotemba Station on the Gotemba Line; 34 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Website http://www.shizuhan.jp/Historic sites/gotennbashi/post 121.html
Location Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 18' 55.19" N, 138° 57' 11.12" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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