Sagaki-bugyōsho was established in 1634 at the foot of the old castle mount of Kuniyoshijō, which had been abandoned around twenty years prior. In 1803 the bugyōsho became Sagaki-jin'ya. The jin'ya had a main residence, nagaya (rowhouses), kitchens and bansho (guardhouses), as well as a 'tea house' pavilion which served as lodgings for the lord of Obama Domain. The small town of Sagaki was located below, and it had inns for travellers. Between the town and the jin'ya a large board was erected for displaying the rules of the domain and sub-domain (Sagaki was one sub-domain of Obama Domain, and Tsuruga was another).
For more history see my article on Kuniyoshi Castle.
The site of Sagaki-jin'ya now hosts a museum, though it was closed when I visited (a sign said it was closed during winter). The museum building is actually the relocated residence of a shōya (village magistrate) from the late Edo period. Ruins of the jin'ya are chiefly its ishigaki (stone-piled ramparts), though apparently other structures exist off-site, having been relocated when the jin'ya was decommissioned. A gate which was relocated has been moved back, but it appears that it's actually inside of the museum (without the roof portion), so I couldn't see it. There was also something that looked like a small trebuchet near the museum.
|English Name||Sagaki Jin'ya|
|Year Founded||1634; 1804|
|Castle Condition||No main keep but other buildings|
|Designations||Local Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Ishigaki, Shouya-yashiki (Cultural Property), Jin'ya gate|
|Features||gates, samurai homes, stone walls|
|Access||Mihama Sation on the Obama Line; 30 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; museum closed in winter|
|Time Required||40 minutes|
|Location||Mihama, Fukui Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 36' 38.84" N, 135° 57' 49.00" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2023|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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