Kozukue Castle

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It is not clear exactly when Kozukue Castle was built, but it was probably around 1438 by the Uesugi. When Nagao Kageharu rebelled against the Uesugi in 1478, one of his allies, Toshima Yasutsune fled to Kozukue Castle. Ota Dokan laid siege to the castle for over 2 months until Toshima was defeated. When the Hojo came to power, they fortified the castle and stationed Kasahara Nobutame here. The Kasahara worked to develop the surrounding town and were also given control under the Tokugawa after the castle was abandoned. Kozukue Castle gave up without a fight in Hideyoshi's siege of Odawara in 1590.

Visit Notes

A nice little castle to visit in the middle of the big city. In several of the pictures you can see many cherry blossom petals covering the ground. It looks like this is a secret cherry blossom spot for locals, but I was a little too late to get good pictures of them.

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  • Honmaru bailey and kabukimon gate
  • Path between the honmaru and ninomaru baileys
  • small bailey between the honmaru and ninomaru baileys
  • dry moat
  • dry moats
  • ninomaru bailey and yagura foundation
  • Outside edge of the ninomaru bailey
  • dry moat between the ninomaru and honmaru baileys
  • dry moat
  • dobashi bridge entering the honmaru
  • dobashi bridge into the honmaru
  • dobashi bridge
  • kozukue castle
  • map

Castle Profile
English Name Kozukue Castle
Japanese Name 小机城
Founder Uesugi Clan?
Year Founded 1438
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Next 100 Castles
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Kozukue Sta. (Yokohama Line), 10 min walk
Visitor Information
Time Required
Website http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/kankyou/green/shiminnomori/shimin kozukue.html
Location Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 30' 45.43" N, 139° 35' 39.59" E
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Added to Jcastle 2010
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2010
Admin Visits April 10, 2010

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53 months ago
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A comment saya this site is difficult to find, but i think it's easy. A lot of small signs indicate the directions. Perhaps these have been put on a later date.

The site is a nice park with the main baileys and paths fenced off. It's a bamboo forest and a wild life area. There are a lot of big and small panels telling the history and layoutof the site. Sadly only in Japanese.

Anonymous user #1

160 months ago
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Finding this one took me hours. The entrance's to the park appear to be nothing more than someone's driveway.

I had a hard time deciphering where things were, as I don't speak Japanese.