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  • Okazaki Castle
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    4.0
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    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Kouseichou 561-1
    Considered one of Japan’s 100 most famous castles, Okazaki Castle is famous as the birthplace of the mighty shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. After the Battle of Okehazama, Ieyasu re-took the castle from the Imagawa clan and achieved independence. Thereafter, Ieyasu moved his base of operations to Hamamatsu Castle in 1570. Until he defeated the Toyotomi clan at the Battle of Osaka in 1615, Tanaka Yoshimasa, a member of the Toyotomi clan, was the lord of the castle. After Ieyasu unified the country, high status hereditary daimyo lords, whose families had supported Ieyasu, inherited the lordship of the castle. Inside the castle, each floor contains displays of historical materials focusing on a different theme. From the observation room, visitors can get a sweeping view of Okazaki. The castle is also renowned for its beautiful cherry blossoms in spring.

    Despite its connection with one of the most famous historical figures - Tokugawa Ieyasu, this castle is quite small and probably not on anyone's 'must-see' list. I imagine the cherry blossoms would...

  • Kiyosu Castle
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    4.0
    134 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Kiyosushi Asahi Shiroyashiki 1-1
    Kiyosu was somewhere everyone wanted to have. The reason was because it is located at the point where the Kamakura and Ise highways cross. Nobunaga Oda occupied the castle in 1555. It is famous as the place where the Kiyosu Conference to decide Nobunaga’s successor was held. In the exhibitions from the first to fourth floors of the castle tower, you can learn about the history of Kiyosu and the exploits of its rulers. The top floor offers an amazing view of cherry blossoms blooming along the Gojo River in the spring.

    I'm sure you'll like this castle. It's not only the place, all of people working here are kind and nice. I and my sis experienced to wear the samurai costume free of charge. Please ask staff if you...

  • Yoshida Castle, Toyohashi Park
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    Aichi Toyohashi-shi Imahashicho 3
    A park in Imahashi-cho, Toyohashi City. Part of the Yoshida Castle site, the stone rampart and some other portions of the castle can still be seen today. Cultural facilities on the grounds include the Toyohashi City Museum of Art and History and Toyohashi Sannomaru Kaikan. There are also athletic facilities such as a ball field, an athletic field, tennis courts, etc.
  • Nagashino Castle Site and Nagashino Castle Historic Site Preservation Museum
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    Aichi Pref. Shinshiroshi Nagashino Ichiba 22-1
    Nagashino Castle was built by Suganuma Motonari, a member of one of the three dominant clans in the Oku-Mikawa area, in 1508. The castle was the site of the Battle of Nagashino in 1575. The battle is famous for the fierce fighting which occurred between the army of Takeda Katsuyori and the combined forces of Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu. Today, Nagashino Castle is considered one of the 100 most famous in Japan and is designated a Historic Site. At the Nagashino Castle Historic Site Preservation Museum, you can learn about the history of the battle. The museum preserves and displays materials relating to the battle, such as the offensive and defensive measures taken at Nagashino, as well as the decisive fight which took place on the plain of Shitaragahara.
  • Shiroato Koen Asuke Castle
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    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Asukechou Suzawa 39-2
    This is the site of Asuke Castle, built on top of Mayumi Mountain in Asuke Town, Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, and the castle ruins park which surrounds it. Asuke Castle is a renkaku-style mountain castle which uses the mountain ridge. It is believed to have been built by the Suzuki clan, who once ruled over these lands, at some point after the 15th century. The current castle was restored based on the results of excavation surveys. There are high turrets and rows of traditional houses, a watchtower, and kitchen etc. From the castle keep visitors can look out over the town of Asuke as well as the Iida Highway, and the sight of the changing color of the autumn leaves is quite special indeed.

    場所柄ですが紅葉時期は混みます。それでも香嵐渓に比べればここはまだゆったりしていて、紅葉と整備された古めかしい柵や建物との景色は見る価値あり。

  • Ono Castle Ruins
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Kanayama Shiroyama In the ground
    Once the site of Ono Castle the area is now maintained as a park on top of a small hill in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture. Oda Nobunaga’s niece (Ogo) married the castle lord Saji Kazunari making the castle famous. Following her marriage, Ogo became the mother of the third Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu. After that, Okusa Castle was built in the vicinity and Ono Castle was abandoned. An observatory which resembles the castle tower has been built from where you can enjoy sweeping views overlooking Ise Bay.
  • Nishio City Historical Park Shokoso
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    Aichi Pref. Nishioshi Kinjouchou 176-1
    A historic compound located in Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture. Maintained as part of Nishio City Historical Park, the compound's inner northeast turret and Chujakumon gate have been rebuilt. Attracting many locals as well as tourists, the compound is adjoined by the free Nishio City Historical Museum.
  • Yoshida Castle Kurogane Yagura
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Toyohashishi Imahashichou 3
    The site of a castle located in Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture said to have been built in 1505 by Makino Kohaku, a general serving under Imagawa clan. A unit of the former Japanese Army was also once stationed here from the Meiji period onward, and some traces of their presence remain at the site as well. Cultural facilities such as an art museum and the Sannomaru Hall are also located nearby.
  • Iwasaki Castle
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    23 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Nisshinshi Iwasakichou Ichiba 67
    A Warring States period castle located in Nisshin City, Aichi Prefecture. The grounds, designated Iwasakijoshi Park, are a great place for enjoying cherry blossoms in spring, fall foliage in autumn, and other scenery. Iwasaki Castle Museum is also located on the grounds. A variety of special exhibitions and events are also held here, and on weekends and holidays the site bustles with tourists and families with children.

    Oda Nobuhide (Oda Nobunaga’s father) built Iwasakijō to protect his eastern territory sometime before 1529. It was conquered in 1529 by Matsudaira Kiyoyasu (Tokugawa Ieyasu’s grandfather), and made...

  • Komaki Castle (Komaki City Historical Museum)
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    20 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Komakishi Horinouchi 1-1
    Komaki Castle stands on the top of Mt. Komakiyama in Horinouchi, Komaki City. Built by the great Oda Nobunaga, only the castle's original embankment and moat remain. The current castle structure was built with private funds provided by businessman Shigeru Hiramatsu in 1967 and was later gifted to the city. The structure was modeled after the National Treasure-designated Hiunkaku pavilion in Kyoto. Used as the Komaki City Historical Museum, the interior of the castle contains exhibits presenting the history and culture of the area.

    小牧山城址に建つ天守閣風の資料館です。少々紛らわしい話ですが、元々小牧山城に天守閣は存在しないため、京都の飛雲閣をモデルに昭和42年に建てられました。鉄筋コンクリートの4階建で、4階の展望台から尾張一円が見渡せます。古城のような急な階段ではなく普通の階段で上がれますが、エレベーターはありません。 4月・5月・10月・11月の日曜日、午前10時-午後4時の間だけ、歴史ガイドボランティアによる無料の館...

  • Ichiba Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Toyota-shi Ichibacho
  • Ueno Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Chikusa-ku
  • Shiga Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Kita-ku
  • Iwatsuka Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakamura-ku
  • Oaki Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakamura-ku
  • Kobayashi Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Naka-ku
  • Furuwatari Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Naka-ku
  • Arako Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakagawa-ku
  • Shimonoisshiki Castle Ruins
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakagawa-ku
  • Sukemitsu Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakagawa-ku

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Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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