Furuwatari Castle

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Furuwatarijō was a short-lived castle built by Oda Nobuhide, the father of Oda Nobunaga, in 1542. Nobuhide, however, moved to Suemorijō in 1548 and Furuwatarijō ('Old Crossing Castle'?) was abandoned.

Visit Notes

What was briefly Furuwatari Castle is now the site of a small park and the Higashi Betsuin temple complex. Are the embankments which surround Shimochaya Park the remains of the castle's ramparts? The site has been a garden since the Edo Period. A sign in the park also indicated that, according to old maps from the Bakumatsu Period, there is a place in the vicinity labelled as the tenshudai-ato (former site of a platform for a castle tower). These pictures are of the garden and temple. There is a marker and information board for the castle ruin at the temple.

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  • Site marker and explanatory board

Castle Profile
English Name Furuwatari Castle
Japanese Name 古渡城
Founder Oda Nobuhide
Year Founded 1542
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Hori, Dorui
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Higashi-Betsuin Station on the Nagoya Subway; two minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 40 mins
Location Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 9' 6.62" N, 136° 54' 3.38" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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