Okusawa Castle

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History

The origins of the castle are unknown but during the mid 1500's it was the held by the Ohira, as a satellite fortification for the Kira clan in nearby Setagaya Castle. In 1590 during the siege of Odawara, the Kira fled to Chiba and Ohira fled to Todoroki Castle. Okusawa Castle was abandoned at this time. The Kuhonbutsu Joshinji Temple was founded in 1678 and it preserved, or made use of, the embankments from the former castle so they can still be seen today.

Visit Notes

Incredible fall colors here. I recommend visiting during that season at the end of November or early December. Most of the embankments are in areas that you are not technically supposed to enter.

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Castle Profile
English Name Okusawa Castle
Japanese Name 奥沢城
Founder Ohira Clan
Year Founded 1300's
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Jiyugaoka Sta (Tokyu Toyoko Line), 13 min walk; Kuhonbutsu Sta (Oimachi Line), 5 min walk
Visitor Information Joshinji Temple
Time Required 20 mins
Website http://www.city.setagaya.lg.jp/kurashi/106/152/d00128556.html
Location Tokyo, Tokyo
Coordinates 35° 36' 29.56" N, 139° 39' 40.61" E
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Admin
Year Visited 2017
Visits December 8, 2017
Added to Jcastle 2018


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