Nobata Castle (Mikawa)


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Nobatajō was constructed by Sano Samasuke at an unknown time, but likely around the mid' 16th century. Kuroyanagi Hikosuke took over the fort; Kuroyanagi joined the Mikawa Ikkō-Ikki and rebelled against Tokugawa Ieyasu at Honshūji (see Toro Castle (Mikawa)) in 1564.

Visit Notes

Nobatajō is a fortified residence site in the Nobata neighbourhood on the outskirts of urban Okazaki. Nobata is half fields and half suburb, and unfortunately the site of Nobatajō is on the developed side, and no ruins remain. Koaza (block names) remain such as Horinōchi ('Within the Moat') and Dote ('Embankment'), which may relate to the old fort. The site of Jōnenji, a temple, and the surrounding area, is said to have been that of the fort.


Castle Profile
English Name Nobata Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河野畑城
Founder Sano Samasuke
Year Founded Early 16th century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Okazaki Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line; 25 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 54' 50.08" N, 137° 8' 47.04" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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Jōkaku Shashin Kiroku
Umoreta Kojō
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Shiseki Tanbōki

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