Hosokawaonmaeda Castle

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History

Hosokawaonmaedajō, also simply called Hosokawajō, was the fortified manor hall of Ashikaga Yoshitaka. Following the Jōkyū War in 1221, Ashikaga Yoshiuji became governor of Mikawa Province. His progeny established their own fiefs. Yoshitaka settled in Hosokawa, establishing his manor and the Hosokawa Clan.


Visit Notes

Hosokawaonmaedajō is a a fortified manor hall site in Hosokawa Township, Okazaki Municipality. There is a mound of earth in a field thought to be the ruins of the castle. The earthen ramparts must've been quite substantial. Atop of the mound is a stele marking the castle.




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Castle Profile
English Name Hosokawaonmaeda Castle
Japanese Name 細川御前田城
Alternate Names Hosokawajō (細川城)
Founder Ashikaga Yoshitaka
Year Founded 13th Century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Features
Visitor Information
Access 'Hello Cycling' bicycles are available in downtown Okazaki
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 1' 18.73" N, 137° 9' 56.81" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2024
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Hōrōki
Umoreta Kojō
Aichi Shiro


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