Okazaki Castle | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Mikawa-Anjo Station 

[Okazaki Castle]

The birthplace of Lord Ieyasu Tokugawa, unifier of the nation

Lord Ieyasu Tokugawa was born here in 1542, and was taken hostage by another province. He came back to Okazaki when he was 19, and was the lord of the castle from 1560 to 1570. Subsequently, he moves his base, and leads the way to the unification of the warring states. The current castle tower was reconstructed in 1959, and you can see the city and Mikawa mountains from its top floor. You can get to know a part of history through the historic sites around the castle .
Address 561 Kosei-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi
Phone +81-564-22-2122 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admissions are 30 minutes before closing time)
Holidays December 29th to 31st
Admission fee Adults (junior high school students and over) 200 yen
Children (age5 and over) 100 yen
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mikawa-Anjo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 15 minutes, alight at "Okazaki Station". Take the Meitetsu Bus bound for the Kosei-cho direction for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Kosei-cho" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
URL http://okazakipark.com/museum/ka171.htm
 
Photo credit Okazaki City

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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