Iwasaki Castle

Aichi, Chubu

Iwasaki Castle (Iwasaki-jo) was built in the latter half of the 16th century by the daimyo Niwa Ujikiyo. Standing on top of a small hill, Iwasaki is an early example of a Japanese castle, and as the hill itself played the role of the castle walls it did not require the sloping castle walls seen in later constructions, which were built on flat land. The castle ruin is now a park, but archeological research was undertaken when the park was being created and remains of a turret and the well were found. There is a three-tiered donjon in the center of the park which was built in recent years and houses a historical museum, exhibiting information relating to the castle.


67 Iwasaki-cho Ichiba, Nisshin-shi, Aichi
Admission Fee
Mondays,(Opened if monday is a national holiday)
Dec. 28-Jan. 4
[Bus]Meitetsu Akaike Station/Bus/15 min./Mitakeguchi Bus Stop/On foot/5 min.

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