Nabekura Castle

Castle Properties
English Name Nabekura Castle
Japanese Name 鍋倉城
Alternate Names Yokota-jo, Tohno-jo
Founder Asanuma clan
Year Founded 1573
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period

Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Tono Sta. (Kamaichi Line); 15 min walk
Visitor Information
Time Required
Location Tono, Iwate Prefecture
Coordinates 39° 19' 39", 141° 31' 40"
Admin Visits
Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Added 2012
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The home of the Asonuma at Yokota Castle was susceptible to damaged by floods so Asonuma Hirosato moved to Mt. Nabekura and built the present castle in 1573. The new castle was also called Yokota Castle or New Yokota Castle. In 1601, the castle was placed under the control of the Nanbu clan by Toyotomi Hideyoshi after his campaigns in the Oushu Region (Eastern Tohoku). This ended 400 years of Asonomua rule that began in the Kamakura Period. The Hachinohe Nanbu moved from Hachinohe to Tono and Nabekura castle in 1627 to pacify the area which was still partial the Asonuma. The Nanbu continued to from Nabekura Castle until it was decommissioned in 1872.


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