Toyokawa Castle




Toyokawajō is said to be the site of a fortified residence of Oh’e Sadaiwao constructed during the Kamakura period. In the Edo period it became a jin’ya site ran by Shogunal bannerman Mizuno Tadanao, lording a small fief valued at 3,000 koku.

Visit Notes

I wanted to go to Toyokawa to visit two religious sites, and the site of Toyokawajō was near the first of them. The first sacred site is Myōgonji, more popularly known as the Toyokawa-Inari, where one can pray to a host of deities. It is a special and rare temple where one can experience Japan’s traditional religion of Kami-Buddha syncretism.

  • Site marker for Toyokawa Castle

Castle Profile
English Name Toyokawa Castle
Japanese Name 豊川城
Founder Oh’e Sadaiwao; Mizuno Tadanao
Year Founded Kamakura Period; Edo Period
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Toyokawa-Inari Station on the Meitetsu Toyokawa Line / Toyokawa Station (JR) on the Iida Line; 10 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Temple
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 49' 36.01" N, 137° 23' 53.95" E
Loading map...
Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Hōrōki

(one vote)
Add your comment welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.