Ansho Castle 安祥城
Founder Wada Chikahira
Year 1440
Type Flatland
Condition Ruins
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Historical Site Local Historic Site
Location Anjo, Aichi Pref.
Map Google Map
Access Minami Anjo Sta. (Meitetsu Nishio Line); 10 min walk
Website Anjo City History Museum
Visited October 15, 2009
Notes I think I was "tricked" into visiting this castle. On my way to Nishio Castle, there was a poster for the museum and the ruins of Ansho Castle with a photo that looked like it should be a castle wall and the top of a yagura. Actually it was just the temple you see in the honmaru ruins. The museum looks like it might be a nice local history museum but I passed on it and continued on to Nishio instead.
History The castle was founded by Wada Chikahira in 1440. The Matsudaira defeated them in 1471 and moved into the castle. This became the family home of the Matsudaira until Matsudaira Kiyoyasu (Ieyasu's grandfather) moved to Okazaki. After the Matsudaira vacated, the area surrounding the castle was the site of several heated battles between the Matsudaira, Imakawa and Oda. The castle was abandoned in 1562. Ansho Castle was surrounded by moats and earthen embankments, but never had a tenshu.

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  • ART    May 10, 2017 at 10:58 PM
    I see that the Japanese wikipedia article gives the reading of this site as Anjōjō あんじょうじょう.
  • furinkazan on My Page    May 06, 2014 at 07:52 PM
    After Nishiojou and Toujoujou, i went to this site. I decided to go there because i changed from the Meitetsu-line to the JR-line in this city. The stations are 1km from each other and the site of the castle is 1km on the same road but in the other direction from Minamianjo-station on the Meitetsu-line. There is indeed not alot to see. I like also temples and shrines, so i wasn't completely disappointed. If you go for a castle you'll be very disappointed.
  • Eric    January 08, 2011 at 06:14 PM
    Tokugawa is a branch of the Matsudaira clan that was founded by Ieyasu.
  • Alamo6400    January 08, 2011 at 11:58 AM
    for some reason why does the the banner of the matsudaira clan look like the banner of the tokugawa clan
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Anjo, Aichi Pref.
Ansho Castle views
Daijoji Temple. honmaru ruins