Kyōraishiminbu-yashiki was the fortified residence of the Kyōraishi Clan, members of the Mukawa-shū who served Takeda Shingen as elite warriors. Baba Nobuhara took over the clan and relocated the residence to the south (see Kai Baba Yashiki). Kyōraishiminbu-yashiki may have also served as the kyokan (residential area) of Torihara-toride, a fort on the mountain to the east.
Kyōraishiminbu-yakata / Kyōraishiminbu-yashiki, also known as the Torihara-yashiki, is a medieval fortified residence site with earthworks ruins such as karabori (dry moats). The site is now a park and fields, but the grass was quite tall when I visited. To the rear of the site is steep terrain, and to the south a karabori cuts into the terrain.
|English Name||Kyouraishiminbu Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Nearest Station is Nagasaka on the Chūō East Line.|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; fields|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 49' 54.23" N, 138° 18' 2.74" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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