Tsuji Yashiki (Kai)

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Tsuji-yashiki was the fortified residence of the Tsuji Clan. The Tsuji were descended from the Saegusa (that clan's residence is located very nearby: Saegusa Yashiki), and also referred to as the Noro after the name of the village the yashiki was located in. The yashiki, built at an unknown time, was angular in layout, the ramparts running about 70m on each side. Tsuji clansmen in the Sengoku period included Tsuji Rokurōbē and Tsuji Yahē. Tsuji Yahē was likely a castellan. In the Edo period many Tsuji clansmen became retainers of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Visit Notes

There's nothing here, and the site of the Tsuji-yashiki is now that of a temple, Enmyōji. The nationally uncommon name of 'Tsuji' is apparently realatively common in Yamanashi. Sure enough I found a grand old residence some distance to the north with the name 'Tsuji'; a descendant of the people who lived at this yashiki perhaps? I don't know but it was some compensation for their being nothing at the site itself, I guess. Enmyōji has graves for the Hayakawa Clan, who were based nearby at the Hayakawa-yashiki, the site of which I stopped by next, but apparently not for the Tsuji themselves.


Castle Profile
English Name Tsuji Yashiki (Kai)
Japanese Name 甲斐辻屋敷
Founder Tsuji Clan; Tsuji Yahē
Year Founded Unknown
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access N/A
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 39' 20.12" N, 138° 42' 31.68" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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