Odaka Castle

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Odaka Castle built by Hanai Bitchu-no-kami around 1504-1521. From 1532-1558 it was controlled by the Mizuno clan. Originally the Mizuno were allied with the Imagawa but switch to Oda Nobunaga. In 1559, Yamaguchi Noritsugu, an ally of the Imagawa attacked and captured Odaka Castle. Oda built the Marune Fort and Washizu Fort nearby to cut off Yamaguchi from the Imagawa supply lines. In a famous maneuver, Tokugawa Ieyasu charged through the Oda lines with his men on horseback and delivered supplies to Odaka Castle. Ieyasu stayed in Odaka Castle until after the Battle of Okehazama (1560) when he moved back to Okazaki Castle. The castle returned to Oda hands but was soon abandoned.

Visit Notes

Odaka Castle is interesting because it is a small hill in the middle of a plain that looks like it was prepared just for such a castle. Unfortunately there are not many ruins to see today but they've done a good job at trimming the trees and making pathways to mark off the baileys. If you visit Odaka Castle you should also Marune Fort and Washizu Fort nearby. Marune Fort is about a 15 min walk away.

Orignal Profile by RaymondW, profile updated and new photos by Eric

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Castle Profile
English Name Odaka Castle
Japanese Name 大高城
Founder Hanai Bitchu-no-kami
Year Founded 1504-1521
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations National Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Odaka Sta (Tokaido Line); 15 mins walk
Visitor Information park is open year round
Time Required 30 mins
Website http://www.aichi-kanko.jp/search/detail.asp?id=510&kwd=%8F%E9%A5%8F%E9%90%D5&ktype=1&gnrcd=&actcd=&cikcd=&ctvcd=&cpg=1
Location Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 3' 52.24" N, 136° 56' 10.28" E
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Added to Jcastle 2013
Contributor RaymondW
Admin Year Visited 2020
Admin Visits January 13, 2020
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39 months ago
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Solid earthworks site easily accessible from Nagoya.