Motojukushiro Yashiki


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Following the death of Matsudaira Hirotada, Imagawa Yoshimoto exerted his control over Mikawa. He ordered his general, Fukushima Haruoki, to build and occupy the fort known as the Motojukushiro-yashiki in 1549. The fort, which was likely a fortified residence, lends its name to the locality, but otherwise no trace of it remains.

Visit Notes

Motojukushiro-yashiki is a fortified residence site in the Motojuku Township of Okazaki Municipality; no ruins remain. The name of the site implies it may have been an annex of nearby Motojuku Castle, or built to replace it.

Motojuku Station is nearby. There is a scale model of the old station house in front of the station. The old station house is architecturally interesting, and it's a pity that it was not preserved.

  • Motojuku Station House Model near Yashiki Site

Castle Profile
English Name Motojukushiro Yashiki
Japanese Name 本宿城屋敷
Alternate Names Motojuku-yashiki (本宿屋敷)
Founder Fukushima Haruoki
Year Founded 1549
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Motojuku Station on the Meitetsu-Nagoya Line; 5 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 0 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 53' 40.24" N, 137° 15' 21.46" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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