Nagasawa Palace




The Nagasawa-goten was built on the ruins of Nagasawajō in 1634. ‘Goten’ were essentially luxurious inns used by the Shoguns travelling between Edo and Kyoto. They became redundant since the Shoguns became unaccountable to the Emperor until the 1860s. Nagasawa-goten, along with many other such facilities, was decommissioned in 1680. Unlike the other fortification and residence sites in Nagasawa Village, Nagasawa-goten was built in the Edo period once the medieval residences had already been abandoned. It overlaps with the site of Nagasawa Castle, located in the southeast of the castle’s centre, but is not contemporaneous.

Visit Notes

The site today of Nagasawa-goten in Nagasawa Township, Toyokawa Municipality, is now a school and nursey adjacent to a motorway. There is a small green space located above the school where I wanted to check but it was fenced off. There is apparently a well here, said to be the remains of the palace, called ‘Cosmetics Well’, indicating it was used by women at the palace.


Castle Profile
English Name Nagasawa Palace
Japanese Name 長沢御殿
Founder Tokugawa-bakufu
Year Founded 1634
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Artifacts Well
Visitor Information
Access Meiden-Nagasawa on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line; 8 min walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 52' 6.71" N, 137° 17' 26.41" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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Jōkaku Hōrōki
Jōkaku Shashin Kiroku

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