Shouda Castle (Mikawa)


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Shōdajō was a fortified residence of Shōda / Ikuta Shigekatsu during the time of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Other castellans were reportedly Ikuta Rokuzaemon, Ishikawa Matashirō, and Sakai Hikosaburō.

Shōdajō had two masugata(square-shape)-type gate complexes, making it quite formidable as far as single precinct residences go. It may have been used into the Edo period.

Visit Notes

The site of Shōdajō in Miai Township, Okazaki Municipality, is now just fields, and no ruins remain. A lone stele stands as evidence of the former fortification. It seems the ruins were once quite substantial, but that they were completely flattened for the accomodation of rice paddies.

  • Stele for castle

Castle Profile
English Name Shouda Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河生田城
Alternate Names 生田屋敷
Founder Ikuta Shigekatsu
Year Founded Unknown
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Miai Station on the Meitetsu-Nagoya Line; 12 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 55' 48.29" N, 137° 11' 23.96" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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