Itou Genba Yashiki


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This is the site of the the medieval fortified residence of Itō Genba, a vassal of Takeda Shingen. Itō Genba earned distinction during the 1569 battle of Sanmasu Pass by capturing an enemy Hōjō soldier alive. It is said that in 1581 the Itō Clan worked to defend nearby Nōkenjō.The Itō Clan may have surrendered to Tokugawa forces in 1582; by the Edo period a descendant of Itō Genba served the Tokugawa in Mito Domain.

See Nouken Castle for more information.

Visit Notes

Itō-Genba-yashiki is a medieval residence site in the village of Itōkubo, but no ruins remain, and the site is now fields and rural homes. At the community centre there is a signboard which lists who lives where in the village; many occupants in the area of the yashiki are called Itō!


Castle Profile
English Name Itou Genba Yashiki
Japanese Name 伊藤玄蕃屋敷
Founder Itō Genba
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Anayama Station on the Chūō Main Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Nirasaki, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 45' 9.90" N, 138° 25' 31.69" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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