Yoshida Castle

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Castle Properties
English Name Yoshida Castle
Japanese Name 吉田城
Alternate Names Imahashi-jo, Toyohashi-jo
Founder Makino Kohaku
Year Founded 1505
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations Next 100 Castles, Local Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Main Keep Structure 3 level
Year Reconstructed 1954
Features main keep, trenches, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Toyohashi Sta. (Tokaido Line), 20 min walk or 5 min streetcar
Visitor Information
Time Required
Website http://www.city.toyohashi.aichi.jp/town/spot1.html
Location Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 46' 13", 137° 23' 36"
Admin Visits
Year Visited 2009
Visits October 16, 2009
Added 2007
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History

The castle was originally built in 1505 by Makino Kohaku and was called Imahashi Castle. It was involved in several conflicts in the region during the Sengoku Period and lordship of the castle changed hands several times. In 1565, the region came under the control of Tokugawa Ieyasu who named Sakai Tadatsugu lord of the castle.

In 1590, when Tokugawa moved to the Kanto region, Hideyoshi gave control of the castle to Ikeda Terumasa. Ikeda repaired and improved much of the castle and developed the surrounding castle town. After the Battle of Sekigahara, Ikeda Terumasa moved to Himeji Castle and Yoshida Castle came under the control of Matsudaira Iekiyo. During the Edo Period, lordship of the castle changed hands many times until the coming of the Meiji Period.

Visit Notes

I only stopped by Yoshida Castle because I had some extra time in the area, but I am very glad that I did. There is a fair number of stone walls and some large moats that give you a fairly good picture of the castle.


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Kiddus i2003Ashigaru

30 months ago
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Another castle with a great location shame it was never rebuilt.
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FurinkazanHatamoto

44 months ago
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It's indeed a nice little castle to go for. Sadly the tower wawsn't open. From a sign on the door i could say that it was open during the 4-day golden weekend and apparently on the next sundays until end of june, hours from 10 to 15.
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RaymondWHatamoto

76 months ago
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This is not a bad little castle to visit with plenty of stone walls to see, particularly around the honmaru and some of the moats have been preserved. I went yesterday after going to Okazaki Castle and just missed out on being able to suss out the inside of the reconstructed turret. It was opened from 10:00 – 3:00. There was a sign hanging on the door saying that it will be opened again on 11th / 18th / 19th / 23th / 25th September.