Okazaki Castle was built between 1455 and 1542 by a warrior named Saigo Tsugiyori. At the end of the Edo period, Okazaki Castle was the home of the Honda clan, daimyo of the Okazakihowever Okazaki Castle is famous as a castle where Tokugawa Ieyasu was born (Tokugawa clan).
It was rebuilt in 1959 to support local tourism, Okazaki Castle is located within Okazaki Park, and you can see signs in English to Portuguese, the park is dominated by the white walls of the old castle and the fortress. In 2006, the castle was on the list of one hundred notable Japanese castles.
The castle has become a historical museum that divides the theme by each floor, the second floor shows “domain and control”, the third floor shows the exhibits “cultural and industrial city” and the fourth floor shows information about the castle.
The reinforced concrete structure has three roofs and five interior floors, and features exhibits of original castle artifacts, Japanese swords, armor and diagrams depicting local history.
On the fifth floor is an observation room from which you can observe the surrounding Yahagigawa and Sugogawa rivers, and the mountains to the north and Okazaki city to the east, a glorious panorama to 360 degrees, from which you can see the Taika-dera temple which is said to be Tokugawa Ieyasu prayed.
Entrance to the Castle: 200 yen for adults and 100 yen for children.
Parking: 100 for 30 min.
Open Hours: From 9: 00 to 17: 00 (however, entry is up to 16: 30)
Closed: the end of the year (December 29 to December 31)
Note: It is forbidden to take photos inside the castle
End: Aichi, Okazaki, Koseicho 561