Horigoe Palace

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Horigoe Palace was built by Ashikaga Masatomo in 1455. Ashikaga Masatomo, the third son of Shōgun Ashikaga Yoshinori, formerly a priest and later an official of the Ashikaga Shogunate, initially tried to establish himself in Sagami following the orders of his brother, Shōgun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, but was forced to relocated to Izu owing to lingering resistance to the Shogunate in Kantō following the rebellion of Ashikaga Shigeuji, the former Kantō Kubō (Deputy Shōgun in Kantō), who had retreated to Koga in Shimosa, becomming the Koga Kubō. Ashikaga Masatomo, based at Horigoe Palace, was known as the Horigoe Kubō. Kantō was effectively split in two by these dual powers and neither could exert effective control. The Horigoe Palace suffered extensive fire damage in 1460 and the palace was relocated to the site of the Enjōji Hōjō-tei (see: Hojo Clan Residence) nearby.

Visit Notes

We came here to this former palace site because it is registered as a national historic site but there's not much to see other than fields and some information boards. The site is also referred to as Kubō-tei (公方邸).


Castle Profile
English Name Horigoe Palace
Japanese Name 堀越御所
Alternate Names Kubō-tei (公方邸)
Founder Ashikaga Masatomo
Year Founded 1455
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations National Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nirayama Station on the Izuhakone Line; 13 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Park
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Izunokuni, Shizuoka Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 2' 56.72" N, 138° 56' 21.19" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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