Ojima Jin'ya

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History

In 1689 Matsudaira Nobunari received additional land holdings and was elevated to daimyo status establishing the Ojima Province. His (adopted) son Nobuhara build Ojima Jin'ya. The castle was dismantled in the Meiji Period and some buildings were repurposed but most were destroyed.


Visit Notes

This is a relatively small jin'ya but with a masugata main gate and high stone walls, it is more like a castle in miniature, just without the main keep. Highly recommended site to visit if you are in the area.
陣屋にしては枡形に豊富な石垣に城に相当します。近くにいれば大変おすすめです。


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Castle Profile
English Name Ojima Jin'ya
Japanese Name 小島陣屋
Founder Matsudaira Nobuharu
Year Founded 1704
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations National Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Okitsu Sta (Tokaido Line), bus 15 mins, walk 10 mins
Visitor Information park open any time, part of the castle ruins are in fields and private property so be respectful. Best to visit during the winter.
Time Required 40 mins
Website http://www.city.shizuoka.jp/000 002436.html
Location Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 5' 2.47" N, 138° 30' 38.27" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2016
Admin Year Visited 2016
Admin Visits February 11, 2016


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ARTShogun

8 months ago
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Four hoshi for being an epic jin'ya ruin. It would even rank decently as a castle in its own right. Seemed well maintained when we went.