Hosokawagonsui Castle

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History

Hosokawagonsuijō was a satellite fortification of Hosokawaonmaedajō. Hosokawagonsuijō was built on high ground near a confluence of the Yahagi and Tomoe rivers. The fort defended the main residence of Hosokawa Yoshitaka to the south, as well as managing and storing goods imported via river boats.


Visit Notes

Hosokawagonsuijō is an early medieval fort site in Hosokawa Township, Okazaki Municipality. The site of the fort is thought to have been where the temple Renshōin is today. To the northwest, hemmed between rising terrain and the Yahagi River, is the site of a guard house to monitor traffic in the Edo period; though the two sites are far apart in time periods.




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Castle Profile
English Name Hosokawagonsui Castle
Japanese Name 細川権水城
Founder Ashikaga Yoshitaka
Year Founded 13th Century
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access 'Hello Cycling' bicycles are available in downtown Okazaki
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Website https://shiro200303.sakura.ne.jp/Hosokawa-Buichibansho.html
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 1' 50.48" N, 137° 10' 8.51" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2024
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
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