Ueno Castle (Mikawa)

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Uenojō was constructed in the mid' 15th century by Toda Munemitsu. In 1480 he built Taharajō, leaving his son, Toda Iemitsu, in charge of Uenojō. By 1493, however, Abe Magojirō was castellan; that year he was defeated by Matsudaira Chikatada, and Matsudaira Nobusada took over Uenojō. Nobusada was succeeded by his son, Kiyosada, who was in turn defeated by Matsudaira Hirotada who installed Sakai Tadanao as castellan of Uenojō in 1545. During the reign of the Sakai Clan, Sakakibara Yasumasa, a renowned general of Tokugawa Ieyasu, was born at the castle in 1548. Sakai Tadanao was deposed during the failed 1563 Mikawa-Ikkō-Ikki uprising against Tokugawa Ieyasu. Uenojō was destroyed in the conflict.

Visit Notes

Uenojō, also known as Uenokamimurajō, is a hirajiro (flatland castle) ruin in Kamigō Township, Toyota Municipality. The ruins consist of a corner segment of tall, thick dorui (earthen ramparts). The site is now used as a park, shrine and civic hall.

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Castle Profile
English Name Ueno Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河上野城
Alternate Names Uenokamimurajō (上野上村城)
Founder Toda Munemitsu
Year Founded Mid' 15th Century
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Visitor Information
Access Kamigō Station on the Aichi Loop Line; 8 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; park
Time Required 20 minutes
Website https://www.tourismtoyota.jp/spots/detail/2175/
Location Toyota, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 0' 40.64" N, 137° 8' 14.35" E
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