Inokuchi Castle (Nukata)

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Inokuchijō was built by rebels during the Nukata Revolt of 1465. The first commanders ordered to attack Inokuchijō by the Ashikaga Shogunate fled instead. Matsudaira Nobumitsu then attacked the castle and subjugated it. The Maruyama Clan, instigators of the revolt, helped defend the castle but were wiped out. The lord of the castle was Inokuchi Nagaie.

For more information on the Maruyama Clan see Maruyama Noutou Castle.

Visit Notes

Located in the Inokuchi neighbourhood of Okazaki City, Inokuchijō is just north of Idajō. No definitive ruins remain and the site is now an Inari shrine (it’s the same with Ida Castle (Mikawa)).

Note: There is a better known castle site with more ruins also called Inokuchijō and also in Mikawa. That Inokuchijō is in Kamo County (roughly corresponding to Toyota Municipality). This Inokuchijō is in Nukata County (roughly corresponding to Okazaki Municipality).

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Castle Profile
English Name Inokuchi Castle (Nukata)
Japanese Name 額田井口城
Alternate Names 井口砦
Founder Nukata Rebels
Year Founded 1465
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Daimon Station on the Aichi Loop Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; shrine
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 59' 16.33" N, 137° 9' 58.68" E
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Contributor ART
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