Daiun'in-doi is thought to have a been built as a residence of the Fukazawa Clan by Fukazawa Hachirōemon or Fukazawa Rokurōbē in 1532; the castellan also founded the temple of Daiun'in, for which this fortification site is named. In the late Sengoku period, Daiun'in-doi was a satellite fortification of Fukazawajō; both were destroyed in 1582.
For more information see Fukazawa Castle.
There is a parking area and small park opposite the temple Daiun'in which is surrounded by dorui (earthen ramparts) which is overgrown with bamboo. This is the remains of a fort and residence site called Daiun'in-doi. The obscure term 'doi' conjures up an image of piled earth surrounding a residence, or that of medieval defensive earthworks. The temple's sanmon (main gate) is also said to be a relocated structure from Fukuzawajō, of which Daiun'in-doi was a satellite fortification.
|English Name||Daiun'in Doi|
|Founder||Fukazawa Hachirōemon or Fukazawa Rokurōbē|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||No main keep but other buildings|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Gotemba Station on the Gotemba Line; 34 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; temple|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Website||http://www.shizuhan.jp/Historic sites/gotennbashi/post 121.html|
|Location||Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 18' 55.19" N, 138° 57' 11.12" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Friends of JCastle|
|Oshiro Tabi Nikki|