Norisada Jin'ya




In 1600, Suzuki Shigetsugu was granted a small sub-fief in this area valued at 500 koku, and established Norisada-jin'ya, which replaced his castle, Norisadajō, which was abandoned in 1590. The value of the fief was later raised to 1,000 koku. The Norisada-Suzuki Clan continued to rule here until the Meiji period.

Visit Notes

Norisada-jin'ya is a hillside jin'ya site in Norisada Township, Toyota Municipality. Ruins remain in the form of ishigaki (stone walls), but the site of the jin'ya is now a school and surrounded by housing between it and the road, and so I could only glimpse the ishigaki. I had to venture down a very narrow path between homes to see the tallest corner segment of it. There is a causeway ramp with stone-piled retaining walls along the approach to the school.

The ishigaki may be mostly around the southwestern sides, whereas the front-facing embankment looks like earthworks for the jin'ya. There is also a terraced space above the school, the school's playground, indicating that Norisada-jin'ya had multiple baileys terracing the hillside. Norisada-jin'ya is the Edo period successor to the sengoku period Norisadajō.


Castle Profile
English Name Norisada Jin'ya
Japanese Name 則定陣屋
Founder Suzuki Shigetsugu
Year Founded 1600
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Dorui, Ishigaki, &c.
Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Toyota City Bus
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Toyota, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 6' 4.28" N, 137° 15' 15.52" E
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Added to Jcastle 2024
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Hōrōki
Jōkaku Shashin Kiroku
Kojōshi Tanbō
Oshiro Tabi Nikki

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