Hikuma Castle

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History

The origins of the castle are not clear. In 1514, Inoo Noritsura, a vassal of the Imagawa, likely built the first castle here. In 1568, Tokugawa Ieyasu attacked Sakai Tadatsugu and took control of the castle. Ieyasu started construction of Hamamatsu Castle in 1570 and Hikuma Castle became a minor part of its vast territory. Rice warehouses were here in the Edo Period and a Toshogu Shrine stands there today.

Visit Notes

There are no castle remains to be seen besides the location. As you can see from the photo above the castle was situated on a small hill with views of the surrounding plains. The site is now a Toshogu Shrine.

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Castle Profile
English Name Hikuma Castle
Japanese Name 曳馬城
Alternate Names Hikima-jo, Hikumakojo, Ko-jo
Founder Inoo Noritsura
Year Founded 1514
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Hamamatsu Station (Tokaido Honsen Line), 20 mins walk, or 10 mins bus ride
Visitor Information Toshogu Shrine
Time Required 15 mins
Location Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 42' 47.45" N, 137° 43' 42.82" E
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Admin
Year Visited 2020
Contributor Eric
Visits January 12, 2020
Added to Jcastle 2020


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