Aono Castle (Mikawa)


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Aonojō was the fortified reisdence of Matsudaira Yoshiharu in the early 16th century. Lord Yoshiharu was killed in 1556 during the attack on an enemy castle. Yoshiharu's son, Tadashige, then became lord of Aonojō, but he was slain at the battle of Hichika that same year. The final lord of Aonojō, Matsudaira Ietada, moved the clan to Tōjōjō in 1564, and Aonojō was abandoned.

Visit Notes

Aonojō is a fortified residence site in Kamiaono Township, Okazaki Municipality. The site is now a temple elevated above terrain to the west. The remains of dorui (earthen ramparts) can be discerned here. The temple contains old cenotaphs for the Tōjō-Matsudaira Clan.

  • Former bailey
  • Dorui
  • Atop of earthen ramparts

Castle Profile
English Name Aono Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河青野城
Founder Matsudaira Yoshiharu
Year Founded Early 16th Century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Okazaki Station (JR) on the Tōkaidō Main Line; 50 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 55' 24.28" N, 137° 7' 18.08" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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