Kageyama Castle (Mikawa)

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History

Kageyamajō was likely built in 1448 by Naruse Kunihira after he relocated there from Kidojō. The Naruse Clan are most well-known among castle fans for becoming the lords of Inuyamajō, starting with Naruse Masanari, five generations later. It seems that at some point, after about three generations, Kageyamajō was replaced by Mutsunajō to the south.

See also Mutsuna Castle (Mikawa).


Visit Notes

No ruins remain of Kageyamajō but there is a small hill here on which the fort was likely centered. The area is now housing. I suppose if we squint hard enough it could look like a castle.




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Castle Profile
English Name Kageyama Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河影山城
Founder Naruse Kunihira
Year Founded 1448
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Mutsuna Station on the Aichi Loop Line; 10 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 56' 53.23" N, 137° 9' 7.96" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Shashin Kiroku
Umoreta Kojō
Aichi Shiro


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