Kaneko Yashiki (Minochi)

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The Kaneko-yashiki was the residence of Kaneko Masanori. Masanori was born in 1551 in Kaneko Village, Kōzuke Province. His father was the deputy castellan at Numatajō. Masanori, a vassal of Takeda Shingen, came to Senda Village in 1575. The yashiki was presumably built at that time, perhaps partially to replace the nearby Sendajō which had been abandoned when Takeda forces conquered the area. Masanori renamed in place despite the upheavals of that time, dying in 1624. Kaneko-yashiki continued to be used and was converted into a temple in 1711. The temple was used as a clan temple by the Kaneko Clan, and revered Bodhisattva Kannon; it stands to this day, having been rebuilt.

Visit Notes

Kaneko-yashiki is a medieval residence site in the Inaba neighbourhood of Nagano city. No ruins remain and the site is now housing, fields and a temple. The house which stands on the site today is rather fetching! Unfortunately I only photographed the house and not the nearby temple which is related to the site.

Note: this site in historical Minochi County is not to be confused with that of Kaneko Castle in historical Suwa County, both in Shinano Province / Nagano Prefecture.


Castle Profile
English Name Kaneko Yashiki (Minochi)
Japanese Name 水内金子屋敷
Founder Kaneko Masanori
Year Founded 1575
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nagano Station; 28 minute walk to Kannonji; or, Hello Cycling rent-a-cycle
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 10 minutes
Website http://www.kurita-nagano.jp/map/images/rekshi meguri part2.pdf
Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 38' 3.19" N, 138° 12' 16.49" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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