Hina Yashiki

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The Hina-yashiki was the residence of Uesugi Kiyoko, the mother of Ashikaga Takauji, the founder of the Ashikaga Shogunate (Muromachi period). In the Kamakura period the Ashikaga served as the shugo (governors) of Mikawa Province. Hina-yashiki was used as a base for the Uesugi Clan, vassals (hikan) of the Ashikaga Clan, and also secured key trade routes and a ferry crossing over the Yahagi River between Kitano and Daimon (east bank). In 1339, Uesugi Kiyoko donated the land in Hina to Ankokuji, a temple in Tanba Province, and she is said to have cultivated her sons, Takauji and Naoyoshi, for leadership.

In the Edo period the site was used as a residence by the lords of Okazaki Castle, but this palace was lost to fire in 1852.

Visit Notes

Hina-yashiki is a former fortified residence site of which no ruins remain, located in the Hina area of Okazaki City. The site is now developed over, but there is a small Kasuga shrine with an explanatory plaque about the yashiki.

  • Explanatory plaque for Hina-yashiki

Castle Profile
English Name Hina Yashiki
Japanese Name 日名屋敷
Founder Uesugi Kiyoko (Uesugi Clan)
Year Founded Before 1339
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Kita-Okazaki Station on the Aichi Loop Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Shrine
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 58' 5.30" N, 137° 8' 59.75" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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