In 1681 Kiyosakijō was abandoned following the abolition of the domain because of the Echigo Troubles, a clan dispute within the Echigo-Matsudaira Clan. Itoigawa-jin'ya would ultimately replace Kiyosakijō when it was constructed in 1717 by Matsudaira Naoyuki. His feif was valued at 14,000 koku, down from the peak of 20,000 koku which Kiyosakijō had enjoyed. Matsudaira Naoyuki's descendents continued to rule until the Meiji Restoration.
Nothing substantial remains of Itoigawa-jin’ya. The site of the fortified administrative space at the start of the Salt Road is found to be elevated on the coastal side. The site today is homes, an allotment for vegetables and flowers, and a comely art gallery, which perhaps can be said to inherit the essence of the jin’ya. If one looks down in the small lane that runs by the allotment one will see a curious shape made from four stones and a clearing of concrete. This sad trace represents an old well.
|English Name||Itoigawa Jinya|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Access||Itoigawa Station on the Nihonkai Hisui Line; 10 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Private Property|
|Time Required||5 minutes|
|Location||Itoigawa, Niigata Prefecture|
|Coordinates||37° 2' 38.00" N, 137° 51' 12.64" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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