Hashira Castle (Mikawa)

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Hashirajō was the fortified residence of Kamiya Yoshirō. Ruins of the fort existed in the form of dorui (earthen ramparts) and a moat segment, but these were bulldozed in 1982.

Visit Notes

Hashirajō was a fortification site in the Hashira neighbourhood of Okazaki City. No ruins remain as the site is now housing. The minor neighourhood name (that is, the koaza) is 'Minamiyashiki ("South Residence")', perhaps a reference to the fortified residence which once stood here. A small hall to Jizō marks the spot of the fort, and, having found this place, I can report that the Jizō hall has been rebuilt, and now looks cheap and tacky.


Castle Profile
English Name Hashira Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河柱城
Founder Kamiya Yoshirō
Year Founded Unknown
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Okazaki Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line; 10 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 55' 15.02" N, 137° 9' 13.21" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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