Nagasawa Kannondou Castle


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Kannondōjō was a satellite fortification of Nagasawajō, which functioned as a sort of detached bailey. The ruins were mostly destroyed by the construction of an expressway. Kannondōjō was built by Nagasawa Chikanori in the middle 15th century after he (re)built Nagasawajō. The name of the fort comes from the hall to Kannon within it built by Lord Chikanori. Kondō Shinjurō managed the hall after the medieval forts were abandoned in the Momoyama period.

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Visit Notes

Kannondōjō is now a small shrine, and the site is named for this. Viewed from the expressway which eats into the hilltop the fort was built on, we can appreciate the elevation of a small hill – formerly part of a plateau – which marks the site. However, other than this deformed terrain, there are no confirmed ruins.


Castle Profile
English Name Nagasawa Kannondou Castle
Japanese Name 長沢観音堂城
Alternate Names 長沢城出城
Founder Nagasawa Chikanori
Year Founded Mid' 15th Century
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Meiden-Nagasawa on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line; 6 min walk
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Temple
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 52' 8.00" N, 137° 17' 22.09" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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