Saraki Jin'ya




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.

Visit Notes

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.


Castle Profile
English Name Saraki Jin'ya
Japanese Name 更木陣屋
Alternate Names 旗本徳山陣屋
Founder Tokuyama Norihide
Year Founded Edo Period
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Historical Period Edo Period
Artifacts Wells, Dorui, Reconstructed Gate
Features gates, trenches
Visitor Information
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
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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