Mikawa Castle

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History

In 1426 the Edo Clan took over Mito and their retainers took charge of many surrounding castles to be employed as satellite fortifications in defence of the Edo's main base. Mikawajō was one of these. After the fall of Odawarajō to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Hideyoshi's allies, the Satake Clan, with support from the Ōtomo Clan of Hitachi, attacked the Edo at Mitojō, overwhelming it. Minor outlying fortifications like Mikawajō then fell in rapid succession. It is not entirely clear when Mikawajō was destroyed and abandoned but it was likely during this conflict.

Visit Notes

Was rather overgrown and hard to access when I visited

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Castle Profile
English Name Mikawa Castle
Japanese Name 見川城
Founder Edo Clan
Year Founded 1426
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Kairakuen Station on the Joban Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information Free, 24/7
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 22' 2.39" N, 140° 26' 36.96" E
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Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Contributor ART
Added to Jcastle 2018


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