Araino Castle (Mikawa)


MikawaArainojou (1).jpg


Arainojō was constructed in the latter half of the 16th century by the Matsudaira as a fort from which to launch attacks on the Suganuma Clan at Koganejō, since they had been conspiring with Takeda Shingen.

Visit Notes

No ruins remain of Arainojo and the site, in Kashiyama Township, Okazaki Municipality, is now wetlands and fields, and an expressway ploughs through the area on the way to the Higashi-Okazaki Interchange. I walked along a grassy path between fields until I came to a boggy area. At this point I gave up on finding anything, but I enjoyed seeing the natural wisteria and other flowers.


Castle Profile
English Name Araino Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河荒井野城
Alternate Names 雨ヶ城
Founder Matsudaira Clan
Year Founded Late 16th Century
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Motojuku Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line; Higashi-Okazaki IC
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 55' 1.56" N, 137° 16' 37.24" E
Loading map...
Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Shashin Kiroku
Aichi Shiro

(one vote)
Add your comment welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.