The Tokuyama Clan, descendants of the Toki Clan, governed this area as hatamoto (direct retainers of the Shōgun) from Saraki-jin'ya in the Edo Period. Tokuyama Norihide was the first such ruler, awarded for his services at Sekigahara, and he took up residence in his homeland of Tokuyama-gō in Kakami District. Twelve generations of Tokuyama ruled from Saraki-jin'ya until the Meiji Period, though the jin'ya may not have been so called until the township became known as Saraki-gō. The layout of the jin'ya is known from Edo Period maps and excavations in the year 2000 which unearthed foundation stones, wells and a moat.
Saraki-jin'ya is a well maintained jin'ya site (as Hatamoto Tokuyama Jin'ya Park), though ruins mostly consist of low dorui (earthen ramparts). A small gate has been reconstructed.
|English Name||Saraki Jin'ya|
|Year Founded||Edo Period|
|Castle Condition||No main keep but other buildings|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Wells, Dorui, Reconstructed Gate|
|Access||Shin-Naka Station on the Meitetsu Kakamigahara Line or Naka Station on the Takayama Line; 25 minute walk.|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; Park|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 24' 46.80" N, 136° 49' 33.89" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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