Mori Castle (Mikawa)


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Morijō was the main base of the Mori Clan. The Mori were vassals of the Nakajō Clan.

Visit Notes

Morijō is a castle site in the Mori neighbourhood of Toyota City. Although no or few visible ruins remain, the site is now that of ‘Eight Pillars Shrine’ and Sōne Historical Park, as well as flowery fields and rural homesteads. Only the shape of the terrain is suggestive of any fortification site, the centre of which is now a homestead on high ground, but I enjoyed wondering around the area. Particularly, the history park has a restored pit dwelling from the pre-literate age, and those little huts are always nice to find.

Note: This is Morijō in the historical Kamo County (roughly analogous to Toyota Municipality) of Mikawa, but there is another Morijō in Mikawa, in historical Hoi County (roughly analogous to the municipalities of Toyokawa and Gamagôri).


Castle Profile
English Name Mori Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河森城
Founder Mori Clan
Year Founded 中世時代
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Toyotashi Station on the Meitetsu-Mikawa Line; 25 minute walk to heritage park
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Park
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Toyota, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 4' 52.93" N, 137° 10' 17.65" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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Jōkaku Hōrōki

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