Shimogatou Yashiki


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Shimogatō-yashiki is thought to have been the fortified residence of Katō Terumasa in the early 15th century. Katō Terumasa was a vassal of Takeda Nobunaga, and he fought against Itsumi Arinao.

Visit Notes

The site of Shimogatō-yashiki is now that of the temples Eiganji and Shōgyōji. The entrance of Eiganji retains a water-filled moat which is thought to have originally defended the yashiki (residence). Sure enough there is also remnant dorui (earthen ramparts) banked up behind the moat segment. The architecture belongs to the temple rather than the medieval residence but is nonetheless quite fetching.

  • Mizubori

Castle Profile
English Name Shimogatou Yashiki
Japanese Name 下河東屋敷
Founder Katō Terumasa
Year Founded Early 15th Century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Mizubori, Dorui
Features water moats
Visitor Information
Access Koikawa Station on the Minobu Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Chūō, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 35' 59.93" N, 138° 32' 24.50" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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