Nagakute Castle

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Nagakutejō has its origins in an early 15th century medieval residence belonging to Sakon Ietada. In the early 16th century the castle was controlled by the Saitō Clan, but it was abandoned for a time. In the middle 16th century Katō Tadakage rebuilt the castle and used it as his residence.

Nagakutejō was destroyed by Toyotomi-alligned forces during the famous battle of Nagakute in 1584, and Katō Tadakage, its lord, was killed by Ikeda Tsuneoki's men. Tadakage had served Tokugawa Ieyasu and helped Niwa Ujishige at Iwasaki Castle.

Visit Notes

Nagakutejō is the namesake of the modern municipality of Nagakute, but no ruins remain and the site is now a residential area. There is a small temple in the neighbourhood where a stele marking the castle site can be found.


Castle Profile
English Name Nagakute Castle
Japanese Name 長久手城
Alternate Names 長湫城
Founder Sakon Ietada; Saitō Clan; Katō Tadakage
Year Founded Early 15th Century; Early 16th Century; Mid 16th Century
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Hanamizukidôri Station on the Linimo; 10 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 10' 32.84" N, 137° 2' 29.54" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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