Watanabe Yashiki (Mikawa)

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Watanabe-yashiki was the fortified residence of the Watanabe Clan. The Mikawa-Watanabe Clan was founded by Mikawa Tsunashi, according to clan tradition, and they were vassals of the Matsudaira Clan. In the 16th century Watanabe Moritsuna served Tokugawa Ieyasu as the castellan of Mikawa-Terabejō. The yashiki was inhabited up until 1590 at the latest.

Visit Notes

Watanabe-yashiki is the site of a medieval fortified residence in Kashiyama Township, Okazaki Municipality, but no ruins remain. The site is now a small temple. It has short stone walls, but these do not date to the time of the yashiki. I suppose they represent the conditioning of a slope at the foot of a mountain, a typical setting for a yashiki.


Castle Profile
English Name Watanabe Yashiki (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河渡辺屋敷
Founder Mikawa-Watanabe Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Motojuku Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line; Higashi-Okazaki IC
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 55' 20.21" N, 137° 17' 11.04" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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