Momose Jin'ya




Momose-jin'ya was established in 1671 by the Suwa Clan, which was at the time discontiguous (tobichi) from Takashima Domain. The territory became a tenryō led by a Hatamoto (a direct retainer of the Shōgun) and the jin'ya became a daikan administering the villages of Momose, Seguro, Shirakawa, Takebuchi, and surrounding territory, worth about a thousand koku.

Visit Notes

Momose-jin'ya consists of a small gate, go'ten (lord's hall) and some walls and dorui (embankments). The gate area of the Momose-jin'ya site retains a masugata defensive configuration, set to the side of the road insted of facing it. Any hostiles entering through here would've been consequently flanked on three sides. The structures are reckoned to date to the Late Edo Period.


Castle Profile
English Name Momose Jin'ya
Japanese Name 百瀬陣屋
Founder Suwa Clan
Year Founded 1671
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Artifacts Jin'ya Go'ten; Gate; Masugata
Features gates
Visitor Information
Access Hirata Station on the Chūō Main Line; walk 25 minutes
Visitor Information 24/7; free; private property
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 11' 12.05" N, 137° 58' 26.62" E
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Added to Jcastle 2019
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