Fujikawa Castle (Mikawa)

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History

It is not known when Fujikawajō was constructed, but the lord is said to have been Naitō Ienaga who led his clan from 1564, and was granted the castle by his master in 1572. Ienaga, a vassal of Tokugawa Ieyasu, was a skilled archer and achieved great acclaim through many battles of the Sengoku period. He was killed during the siege at Fushimi Castle in 1601. Fujikawajō was likely abandoned around 1590 when Tokugawa Ieyasu relocated to Edo.


Visit Notes

There was a medieval fort on this small mountain in Fujikawa Township, Okazaki Municipality, but no ruins are reported. I just looked at the hill from below as I could find no way up, and this was largely incidental to my checking out the Fujikawa-juku, which was an inn town developed in the Edo period along the Tōkaidō. The shukuba has some residual architecture from that time, including the gate of the main inn.




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Castle Profile
English Name Fujikawa Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河藤川城
Founder Naitō Ienaga
Year Founded Before 1572
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Nearest Station is Fujikawa Station on the Nagoya Main Line
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required ???
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 54' 37.80" N, 137° 13' 8.65" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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