Motojuku Jin'ya


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Motojuku-jin'ya, constructed in 1696, was the seat of Shibata Katsukado who served the Tokugawa regime as a bugyō (magistrate). This tenryō (a domain controlled directly by the Shogunate through deputies) was valued at over 3,000 koku. Motojuku-jin'ya was used througout the Edo period, and, after the abolition of feudalism, the main residence hall was used and preserved by the Tomita family.

Visit Notes

Motojuku-jin'ya, now also known as the Kyū-Daikan-yashiki (Former Magistrate Residence), is a jin'ya site with extant architecture in Motojuku Township, Okazaki Municipality. There is a small exhbition hall in the residence's storehouse, but the main residence hall is now used as a café and Italian restaurant. There's something to me which seems wholly inappropriate about them not serving Japanese cuisine here!

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Castle Profile
English Name Motojuku Jin'ya
Japanese Name 本宿陣屋
Alternate Names 旧代官屋敷
Founder Shibata Katsukado
Year Founded 1696
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Historical Period Edo Period
Features palace
Visitor Information
Access Motojuku Station on the Meitetsu-Nagoya Line; 5 minute walk
Visitor Information Closed Wednesdays
Time Required 40 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 53' 25.01" N, 137° 15' 39.96" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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