Kanegasaki Castle

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Kanegasaki Castle was built by Taira no Michimori in the 12th century. It was the site of two battles. The first was in 1337 when the Ashikaga overtook the fortress from the Nitta family who supported Emperor Go-Daigo. Nitta Yoshisada managed to escape however, Nitta Yoshiaki (his son) and Prince Takanaga (son of Go-Daigo) killed themselves here before the castle was overtaken and destroyed. Kanegasaki Shrine (Kanegasaki-gu) was built on the castle grounds to enshrine the prince.

The other battle took place in 1570 when the Asakura Clan attacked Oda Nobunaga when he was attempting to capture Echizen Province. It is said that Oda Nobunaga would have been defeated here if Toyotomi Hideyoshi had not come to his aid.

Visit Notes

Within the grounds of Kanegasaki Shrine is a replica of the former castle site and a paper with a little information about the site. Profile and photos contributed by Phibbyfan


Castle Profile
English Name Kanegasaki Castle
Japanese Name 金ヶ崎城
Founder Taira no Michimori
Year Founded 12th Century
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations National Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Tsuruga Sta (JR Hokuriku), bus
Visitor Information Always Open/Free
Time Required 20 min
Website http://www.turuga.org/places/shiroato/shiroato.html
Location Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 39' 57.67" N, 136° 4' 26.65" E
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Added to Jcastle 2015
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2 months ago
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So, it seems back in 2018 when the 'Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate)' profile was created, some pictures here got replaced with pictures from there. I just sent one picture to the Iwate profile which showed a masugata road; it waited five years but it has finally been re-united with its fellows. The other picture already had a duplicate on the Iwate profile so i deleted it here. I think the original pictures here showed Kanegasaki Shrine. It's not really the castle site though; i'll upload some pictures of the castle ruins soon.