Ohhira Okado Castle

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History

Okadojō was the fortified residence of Okado Shigenobu and his son, Okado Shigemasa, around 1542. Shigenobu's sister married Naitō Katsushige and served Tokugawa Ieyasu as his nanny. The Okado Clan served at Hamamatsujō and fought at the Battle of Mikataǵahara in 1572 where at least one clan member was killed. The Okado would become hatamoto (bannermen) under the Tokugawa Shogunate. Okadojō later became the site of the Ôhira-Hachimangū.


Visit Notes

Ôhira-Okadojō, also known as Ôhira-Nishijō, is a fortified residence site in the Ôhira neighbourhood of Okazaki City. No definitive ruins remain, and the site is now a shrine to Hachiman. There is a small change in elevation with an embankment on one side of the shrine, but nothing else suggests the site's fortified history.




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Castle Profile
English Name Ohhira Okado Castle
Japanese Name 大平多門城
Alternate Names Ôhira-Nishijō (大平西城)
Founder Okado Shigenobu
Year Founded 1542
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Otogawa Station on the Meitetsu-Nagoya Line; 20 minute walk to shrine
Visitor Information 24/7 free; shrine
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 56' 39.88" N, 137° 11' 32.60" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Shashin Kiroku
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