Nirasaki Jin'ya


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Nirasaki-jin’ya, founded by Hitotsubashi Munetada, was the fortified headquarters of the Hitotsubashi Clan for Kai Province from 1753 to 1801. Hitotsubashi Munetada was worth 100,000 koku, and 30,000 of that was made up of territory in Kai. He had earlier had his Kai base in Usudani from 1746, but relocated to Nirasaki soon after. Kai was controlled by the Tokugawa and Munetada was from the Hitotsubashi junior branch of the Tokugawa. For this reason Nirasaki-jin'ya is also known as the Hitotsubashi-jin'ya. To distinguish it from the earlier Usudani-jin'ya I refer to it here chiefly as Nirasaki-jin'ya. For more information on the gosankyō see Tayasu-jin'ya (Tayasu branch) and Shimizu-jin'ya (Shimizu branch).

See also: Tayasu Jin'ya, Shimizu Jin'ya, Shimizu Jin'ya (Fuefuki)

Visit Notes

Nirasaki's downtown has swallowed up any remains of Nirasaki-jin'ya and the site today is now housing and Zōzen'in, a temple. I photographed the temple; there was a small cenotaph for deceased pets there.


Castle Profile
English Name Nirasaki Jin'ya
Japanese Name 韮崎陣屋
Alternate Names 一橋家韮崎陣屋
Founder Hitotsubashi Munetada
Year Founded 1753
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nirasaki Station on the Chūō Main Line; 3 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Nirasaki, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 42' 28.94" N, 138° 27' 7.34" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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