Nagata Jin'ya




The Nagata Jin'ya was founded by Ina Tadatsugu while working on flood control for the Arakawa River and building an irrigation system for the rice fields in the early 1600's after the establishment of the Tokugawa Bakufu. Ina Tadatsugu was a trusted vassal of Tokugawa Ieyasu and worked as a governor for the Kanto area. You will find several Ina related sites around this area of Saitama including Ina Yashiki and Akayama Jin'ya.

After the Ina built a new castle at Akayama Jin'ya Nagata Jin'ya was maintained by Nagata Yahei Kancho, a vassal of the Ina until the end of the Edo Period. The descendants of the Nagata still live there today.

Visit Notes

The Nagata Jin'ya was a surprisingly nice site. The main feature is the huge, well preserved nagayamon and pounded earth walls (tsuijibei) on either side. The original shinobi-gaeshi in the corner between the gate and wall are a nice feature too. The current gate dates to the latter Edo Period and is a Prefectural Historic Building. Three sides of the site also retain remnants of the moat so you can see the size of jin'ya too.

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Castle Profile
English Name Nagata Jin'ya
Japanese Name 永田陣屋
Alternate Names Ina Jinya, Ina-shi Jin'ya, Tsuchiya Jin'ya
Founder Ina Tadatsugu
Year Founded 1613
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Features gates, water moats, walls
Visitor Information
Access Omiya Sta.; 15 min bus for Mamiya Community Center, walk 2 mins
Visitor Information private property, be respectful
Time Required 20 mins
Location Saitama, Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 54' 20.52" N, 139° 34' 25.32" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2023
Admin Visits June 4, 2023
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