Kamiwada Castle

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History

Kamiwadajō was the main base of the Ohkubo Clan, vassals of the Matsudaira Clan, who built several fortified residences in the vicinity. A branch clan of the Utsunomiya Clan, the Ohkubo migrated from Shimotsuke to Mikawa in the Nanbokuchō period. They were driven out when Oda Nobuhide invaded Mikawa and crossed the Yahagi River in 1542, besieging Kamiwadajō. Matsudaira Tadamichi, who had sided with Oda Nobuhide against Matsudaira Hirotada who was backed by the Imagawa Clan, then took control of Kamiwadajō, and the Ohkubo retreated to Hanejō to the east. The Battle of Azukizaka then followed in which Oda Nobuhide was victorious.

See also Hanenishi Castle.


Visit Notes

Although no ruins remain there is a small explanation board and stele commemorating the castle adjacent to the Kamiwada Community Hall.




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Castle Profile
English Name Kamiwada Castle
Japanese Name 上和田城
Founder Ohkubo Clan
Year Founded Before 1542
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Okazaki Station (JR) on the Tōkaidō Main Line; 14 minute walk to Kamiwada-chō
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 5 minutes
Website https://jinja.dr-leather.com/kamiwadajou-okazaki-kamiwada/
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 55' 51.28" N, 137° 9' 10.04" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Hōrōki
Umoreta Kojō
Aichi Shiro


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