Nakahokkyu Castle




Nakahokkyūjō was built by Naruse Yorikiyo in the middle 14th century.

Visit Notes

Nakahokkyūjō is a yamajiro (mountaintop castle) ruin on a small ridge terminus in Nakai Township, Okazaki Municipality. I went into the valley area where there are lots of old stone-piled retaining walls put there by farmers generations ago. From the valley I ascended onto the ridge and walked to the tip. Here there was a flattened area with some terracing, and an old hōkyōintō, a type of cenotaph. This is the site of Nakahokkyūjō. The hilltop does appear to have been worked by medieval hands, but specific fortification features are difficult to delineate.


Castle Profile
English Name Nakahokkyu Castle
Japanese Name 中保久城
Founder Naruse Yorikiyo
Year Founded Mid' 14th Century
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access I cycled from downtown Okazaki
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 59' 37.64" N, 137° 17' 10.36" E
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Added to Jcastle 2024
Contributor ART
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