Ohkouchi Castle (Mikawa)

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Minamoto Yorimasa and his son, Minamoto Kanetsuna, were killed at Uji in 1180; Kanetsuna's infant son was restored to his mother's home village in Nukata County, Mikawa Province, and became Ôkōchi Akitsuna, founder of the Ôkōchi Clan (it is said). At some point the Ôkōchi Clan built Ôkōchijō and used it as their fortified residence. Ôkōchi Kinbē was the lord of Ôkōchijō in the Sengoku period.

Visit Notes

Ôkōchijō is a fortification site in the periurban Hora Township of Okazaki Municipality. No confirmed ruins remain, and the site is now the Okazaki Interchange on the Tōmei Expressway. The specific neighbourhood, which contains really just a loop of the interchange, is called Ôkōchijō.

  • Underpass; i had to shift that bamboo
  • interchange from below
  • highway viewed from overpass near interchange
  • Intersection beneath interchange

Castle Profile
English Name Ohkouchi Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河大河内
Founder Ôkōchi Akitsuna; Ôkōchi Kinbē
Year Founded c. 1200; c. 1540
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Otogawa Station on the Meitetsu-Nagoya Line; 27 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 56' 34.30" N, 137° 11' 55.50" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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