Kiyosu Castle

Aichi, Chubu

Kiyosu Castle (Kiyosu-jo) was built by the daimyo Shiba Yoshishige, who governed this region at the beginning of the 15th century. It was at first a simple construction which was surrounded by a single moat. It was subsequently home of the young daimyo Oda Nobunaga. Nobunaga died without fulfilling his lifes ambition of extending his influence and ruling the whole of Japan in the 16th century. It was remodeled by his son Nobuo, who expanded the castle grounds to roughly 1.6 km east to west and 2.8 km north to south. A triple moat was also constructed. When Tokugawa Ieyasu came to rule the entire country, the donjon was razed to build Nagoya Castle and no remains from those times now exist. The castle ruin has now become a park, Kiyosu Koen, and the existing donjon is a four-storied ferroconcrete building which was built in 1989.’


1-1 Shiroyashiki, Asahi, Kiyosu-shi, Aichi
Admission Fee
300 yen
Mondays, Dec. 29-31
[Walk]JR Kiyosu Station/On foot/15 min.

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