Togari Castle (Mikawa)


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Togarijō belonged to the Fukōzu Clan, formerly known as the Kamata Clan. Togarijō is thought to have been built by Fukōzu Tōdayū in 1460. It was located near a strategic ferry crossing, thus the name. Tokugawa Ieyasu crossed at this point along the Yahagi River following the battle of Okehazama in 1560.

In 1563, fighting on the side of Tokugawa Ieyasu who was trying to suppress the Mikawa-Ikkō-Ikki, clan patriarch Fukōzu Shigetsugu died in the assault on Jōgūjijō. Fukōzu Hirotada was castellan thereafter, but the castle was destroyed by flooding at some point before the Edo period and abandoned.

Visit Notes

Togarijō, also called Togarimurakojō ('Togari Village Old Castle'), is a former fortification site in Saiwai Township, Toyota Municipality. The ruins of the castle have been washed away by the adjacent Yahagi River, and none remain. The site is now a temple (Yūzōji) and shrine surrounded by rice paddies.


Castle Profile
English Name Togari Castle
Japanese Name 三河渡刈城
Alternate Names Togarimurakojō (渡刈村古城)
Founder Fukōzu Tōdayū
Year Founded 1460
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Ekaku Station on the Aichi Loop Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Toyota, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 1' 19.52" N, 137° 9' 21.17" E
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Added to Jcastle 2024
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