Kubota Castle (Nukata)

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Kubotajō was the fortified residence of the Takahashi Clan constructed in the early-to-mid' 16th century. In the early 1560s, Takahashi Munemasa was suspected of disloyalty to Tokugawa Ieyasu and consequently ousted. He was replaced by Ôhashi Yoshishige. However, in 1563, Kubotajō took part in the Mikawa-Ikki-Ikkō when Ishikawa Masatoshi and other rebels were besieged at the castle. Kubotajō was abandoned in 1567.

Visit Notes

Kubotajō is a fortified residence site in Kōta Township, Nukata County. The site was formerly a temple, and is now an a vacant plot atop of a small hill. There are two possible false friends to the castle-exlporer here. The first is some ishigaki, which was probably built for the temple, and the second is a long trench across the edge of the hill which looks to me as though it was cut as a road. Still, some castle-bloggers have cautiously allowed themselves to get optimistic about this unconfirmed feature. Of course, it's possible pre-existing earthworks were modified in later times...

Note: This is Kubotajō in Nukata County (Nukata-Kubotajō), not to be confused with a site with the same name in historical Hoi County (Hoi-Kubotajō). Both sites are in Mikawa Province and Aichi Prefecture.


Castle Profile
English Name Kubota Castle (Nukata)
Japanese Name 額田久保田城
Founder Takahashi Clan
Year Founded Early-to-Mid' 16th Century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Karabori(?)
Features trenches, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Aimi Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Kōta, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 53' 32.68" N, 137° 11' 9.53" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Shashin Kiroku
Umoreta Kojō
Oshiro Meguri
Jōkaku Hōrōki
Aichi Shiro

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