The area used to be owned by Takatō-han but in 1691 it became part of a tenryō (Shogunal demesne) in the area with the reducation in territory of Takatō-han, and Imai-jin'ya was built at that time. Takatō-han was then made up of several tobichi (discontiguous territory). Imai-jin'ya was located in the tenryō which shares a border with Takatō-han (via Seba Village), Matsumoto-han, Owari-han and Takashima-han, so it was quite crowded in. Imai-jin'ya was basically a sort of minor ward office serving under Iijima-jin'ya. In 1713 the land was granted to the Mizuno Clan and Imai-jin'ya was abandoned.
The road adjacent to the temple is still referred to as "Jin'ya Road". I wouldn't probably have looked into Imai-jin'ya further except that I did find proof of its former existence in the form of a small, very new looking signpost marking its location.
|English Name||Imai Jin'ya|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free|
|Time Required||5 minutes|
|Location||Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 8' 46.97" N, 137° 54' 16.56" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2019|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|