Hanenishi Castle

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Hanejō, which was made up of two fortifications, Hanenishijō in the west and Hanehigashijō in the east, was constructed by Ohkubo Tadashige in 1524. The Ohkubo, who were descended from the Utsunomiya Clan of Shimotsuke Province, used Kamiwadajō as their main base. However, Kamiwadajō fell to Oda Nobuhide in 1542, at which time the Ohkubo retreated to Hanejō.

See also Kamiwada Castle.

Visit Notes

Hanenishijō is now the site of a modest shrine to Inari in the Hane neighbourhood of Okazaki. The shrine was built by the Ohkubo in 1575 to commemorate their victory (under the Matsudaira) at the Battle of Nagashino.


Castle Profile
English Name Hanenishi Castle
Japanese Name 羽根西城
Alternate Names Hanejō (羽根城)
Founder Ohkubo Tadashige
Year Founded 1524
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Okazaki Station (JR) on the Tōkaidō Main Line; 5 minute walk to Inari-jinja
Visitor Information 24/7 free; shrine
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 55' 41.59" N, 137° 9' 17.32" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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