Published March 2020.
The castle was originally built in 1505 on the Toyogawa River by Makino Kohaku and was called Imabashi Castle. Due to its strategic location on a crossing of the river, the castle was involved in countless battles during the Sengoku period, changing hands several times, and was destroyed and rebuilt on several occasions. In 1565, the region came under the control of Tokugawa Ieyasu (Warlord), who named Sakai Tadatsugu the lord of the castle.
In 1590, when Tokugawa moved to the Kanto region, Hideyoshi gave Ikeda Terumasa control of the castle. Ikeda repaired and improved much of the castle and developed the surrounding city. After the Battle of Sekigahara, Ikeda Terumasa moved to Himeji Castle and Yoshida Castle came under the control of Matsudaira Iekiyo.
After the end of the war, part of the third courtyard was transformed into Toyohashi Park, and the modern Toyohashi Prefecture was built elsewhere. In 1954, the three-story Kurogane Yagura was rebuilt in reinforced concrete. Later, a museum art and sports facilities were built on the site of the inner walls.
The castle was listed as one of the top 100 japanese castles.
Open Hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00.
Aichi-ken Toyohashi-shi Imahashi-cho 3