Asukayama Castle




Following the same ridge line from Hiratsuka Castle you will find the Asukayama Park. Asukayama Castle was built as a satellite fortification of Takinogawa Castle, by the Takinogawa clan, a branch family of the Toshima. Asukayama Castle also fell to Ota Dokan in 1478.

Visit Notes

The park/castle grounds also contain a kofun evidencing the long interest in this ridge. In the Edo Period, Tokugawa Yoshimune planted many sakura trees here making it a popular site for viewing cherry blossoms. There is also an original 'ichiri-zuka' or milestone marker along the road to Nihonbashi between Asukayama Castle and Hiratsuka Castle. Shibusawa Eiichi also had a luxurious villa at Asukayama. The park is like a theme park for history fans of any period!

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Castle Profile
English Name Asukayama Castle
Japanese Name 飛鳥山城
Founder Takinogawa Clan
Year Founded 1469-1477
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Oji Station (JR Keihin Tohoku Line); 5 mins walk
Visitor Information Park, open 24/7
Time Required 30 mins
Location Tokyo, Tokyo
Coordinates 35° 45' 1.69" N, 139° 44' 19.75" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2021
Admin Visits Dec 27, 2021
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