Iwahori Castle (Mikawa)

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History

Iwahorijō was constructed in 1456 by Iwahori Ōōji (横応次; conjectured reading), who served as a local magistrate under the Ashikaga Shogunate. The castle was essentially a fortified residence. The Iwahori clan would later serve under Tokugawa Ieyasu at the battle of Mikataǵahara, but they disappeared to history thereafter.


Visit Notes

Iwahorijō is a former fortified residence site in Kōta Township, Nukata County. Tellingly, the neighbourhood name is Honmaru ('Main Bailey), but no ruins remain of any fortifications, and the site is now fields and a temple called Saikōji.




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Castle Profile
English Name Iwahori Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河岩堀城
Alternate Names 岩堀屋敷・岩堀村古屋敷
Founder 岩堀横応次
Year Founded 1456
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Kōta Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line; 20 minute walk to Honmaru
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Kōta, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 52' 20.46" N, 137° 10' 1.81" E
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Contributor ART
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