Nomi Castle (Nukata)


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Nomijō was built by Matsudaira Mitsuchika, the eighth son of Matsudaira Nobumitsu. Mitsuchika established the Nomi-Matsudaira branch clan. The third head of the Nomi-Matsudaira, Shigeyoshi, served Matsudaira Motoyasu / Tokugawa Ieyasu, besieging Terabejō and fighting to suppress the Mikawa-Ikkō-Ikki.

Visit Notes

The site of Nomijō is now housing. There is a marker post outside somebody’s front garden gate to mark the site of the riverside fort, but no ruins remain. I went around the area, which is not far from downtown Okazaki, finding old homes here and there. Some of them seemed long abandoned. It’s strange to think that old townhomes have been rotting here for decades whilst residential sprawl continues even today to expand into the countryside.

Note: This Nomijō is located in historical Nukata County (roughly analogous to Okazaki Municipality), and is not to be confused with Nomijō in Kamo County (roughly analogous to Toyota Municipality) (both counties are in Mikawa Province).

  • Marker post for castle

Castle Profile
English Name Nomi Castle (Nukata)
Japanese Name 額田能見城
Alternate Names Nōmijō
Founder Matsudaira Mitsuchika
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Kita-Okazaki Station on the Aichi Loop Line; 12 minute walk to Shiroyama Park
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 58' 3.94" N, 137° 9' 39.96" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Umoreta Kojō
Jōkaku Shashin Kiroku
Aichi Shiro

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