Hosokawashiroyama Castle

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History

Hosokawashiroyamajō is thought to have been constructed by Matsudaira Nobunori who established the Hosokawa-Matsudaira Clan. In the early 16th century the clan was incorporated into the vassalage system of Matsudaira Norimoto, and Hosokawa(shiroyama)jō became a branch castle of Ôgyūjō.


Visit Notes

Hosokawashiroyamajō, which I also call Hosokawayamajō, is a hilltop earthworks fortification ruin in Hosokawa Township, Okazaki Municipality. Dorui (earthen ramparts) surround a central bailey area. It looks as though there was an outer bailey on the same hill, with sunken fields to the south perhaps representing a moat system. The site is now fields.




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Castle Profile
English Name Hosokawashiroyama Castle
Japanese Name 細川城山城
Alternate Names Hosokawamurakojō (細川村古城)
Founder Matsudaira Nobunori
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Kuruwa, &c.
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access 'Hello Cycling' bicycles are available in downtown Okazaki
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 1' 46.63" N, 137° 10' 7.79" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2024
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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