Castles in Okazaki

Okazaki Castle

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Okazaki Castle (岡崎城 Okazaki-jō), although not the same castle as was originally built, nor in the same place, nevertheless has a long history dating back to 1455, when it was built by warrior Saigo Tsugiyori. Recent research suggests that the original castle was built in the Myodaiji (明大寺) area of Okazaki, and was probably nothing more than a mere wooden fort. Matsudaira Kiyoyasu captured the castle in 1524, and in 1543 his grandson, Tokugawa Ieyasu, would be born there.

The castle stood tall until 1873 when, during the Meiji Restoration, the feudal system was abolished and all castle-buildings were ordered demolished. Okazaki Castle was reconstructed to its original style and specifications in 1959.

The area around the castle is now a park, and boasts several historical curiosities, including a bronze statue of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The park is also home to the Iyeyasu and Mikawa Bushi Museum, teahouses, a Noh theater, a small clock tower with traditional karakuri puppets, and an impressive main gate. The park is also renowned as a famous site for viewing cherry blossoms, wisterias and azaleas.

The castle is open for admission from 9:00 to 17:00 (last admission 16:30) every day except December 29th to January 1. Entrance to the castle is 200 yen for adults (junior high school students and above) and 100 yen for children 5 years of age and older. A combined ticket that allows access to both the castle and the Iyeyasu and Mikawa Bushi Museum is available for 500 yen (270 yen for children). Entrance to the park grounds is free.

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References

Literature

  • Schmorleitz, Morton S. (1974). Castles in Japan. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Co.. pp. 117. ISBN . 

This article incorporates text from OpenHistory.

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paipoi
12 January 2015
本丸入場料大人200円。1542年12月26日徳川家康誕生、幼名は竹千代。ビスタライン:岡崎城~大樹寺間約3kmに92の鋲が打たれた一直線、徳川家光が祖父家康を敬い守った眺望を地元住民も自主的に守り続けた。5階展望台の筒から約3km先の大樹寺が見える。東照公産湯の井戸:現在も湧き続ける家康産湯の井戸、2015年3月22日から触れられるようになる新パワースポット。
ばくりんこ☆
13 December 2014
東岡崎駅から乙川沿いに来ると実は裏からの訪問となるので出来れば徒歩でも国道1号側から訪問することをオススメします。そこからの方が再建された大手門から登城できますし、城としての縄張を確認しながら城を味わえますよ。
maco koba
13 August 2014
岡崎のマスコットキャラおかざえもんに会えることがある。また、岡崎は近年JAZZミュージックの街として盛り上がっていて、岡崎城が特設会場になることがある。
りおん @史跡
2 August 2012
スタンプラリー 戦国ときめきロード夏の陣 コース1「こだわりの武将像をめぐる」 岡崎公園内では毎週金曜日『あいち戦国姫隊』の定例演舞が行われています
高井 田
2 May 2015
天守閣からは乙川の土手に植えられた木々を入れて名鉄を撮影できる。天守閣には網が張られてるけど目が粗いので、撮影可能。
Kenji Kawamura
8 July 2012
50年前に再建されたコンクリの天守ですが、最上階の屋外展望スペース以外のシルエットは忠実に再現しているらしいです。
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