Ina Castle is thought to have been constructed by Honda Sadanori in the 1450s. The Triple Hollyhock Tokugawa Mon (crest) is thought to have been derived from the Tachibana crest of the Honda Clan. After the Honda Clan, the Imagawa Clan also controlled the castle. Then the Tokugawa Clan conquered the castle. In 1590 the castle was abandoned with the Tokugawa Ieyasu's relocation to Edo.
Ina Castle is a flatland medieval castle ruin with a reconstructed miyagura (watch tower). It's earthen remains consist of the shukuruwa (main bailey) and a large, bulky segment of dorui (earth-piled rampart).
|English Name||Ina Castle|
|Castle Condition||No main keep but other buildings|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Kuruwa, Dorui, Miyagura (reconstructed)|
|Access||Nishikozakai Station on the Tokaidou Main Line; 20 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; park|
|Time Required||30 mins|
|Location||Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture|
|Coordinates||34° 47' 38.76" N, 137° 20' 3.91" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|