Kose Yashiki (Kai)

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Kose-yashiki was the fortified residence of the Kose Clan, which was descended from Takeda Nobumitsu. The Muromachi period bukeyashiki is believed to have been surrounded by moats and earthen ramparts.

Visit Notes

The site of Kose-yashiki is now fields and no ruins remain. The Gowari River flows by and it is thought this water body was used as a moat for the bukeyashiki. There is also an irrigation channel surrounding the yashiki site which runs in right-angled path between two points along the Gowari, forming a triangle shape. I doubt the residence's footprint was actually triangular, so perhaps the Gowari's course was subsequently straightened at a diagonal intersection through the residence site (or perhaps the irrigation channel is just modern! But castle bloggers mention it so I thought I'd speculate too). The site was subject to repeated flooding in the past.


Castle Profile
English Name Kai Kose Yashiki
Japanese Name 甲斐小瀬屋敷
Founder Kose Clan
Year Founded Muromachi Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Kai-Sumiyoshi Station on the Minobu Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 10 minutes
Website https://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/maizou-bnk/topics/501 600/0515.html
Location Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 37' 36.73" N, 138° 34' 54.41" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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