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Okazaki Castle in Aichi near Nogoya, Japan

Admission Fee:

  • The Ieyasu and Mikawa Bushi Museum: adults 360 yen, children 200 yen
  • Castle & Museum combined: adults 510 yen, children 270 yen
  • Okazaki Castle: adults 200 yen, children 100 yen

Opening days: The Ieyasu and Mikawa Bushi Museum, Okazaki Castle: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last admission 4:30 PM)
Holidays Day: The Ieyasu and Mikawa Bushi Museum, Okazaki Castle: year-end (December 29 to December 31)

Okazaki Castle or 岡崎城 is a Japanese castle located in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The castle was built in ‎1455, 1542 and demolished on 1871. This built by Saigo Tsugiyori and Matsudaira Kiyoyasu in Edo period. Okazaki Castle is known as the birthplace of one of the most influential men in Japanese history, Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) and was moved to its present location by Ieyasu’s grandfather in 1531. The nations’ three Unifies were all born in Aichi, Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi in Nagoya and in nearby Okazaki Castle at the first of the 14 Tokugawa.

How to get there:

  • 15-minute walk west from Higashi Okazaki Meitetsu station over the Otogawa River.
  • Take a Meitetsu Express train to Higashi Okazaki Station from Nagoya Station (28 mins) or from Toyohashi (20 mins). The nearest station to Okazaki Park is actually Okazaki Koen-mae one stop west on a local Meitetsu train or Naka Okazaki on the Aichi Loop Line.
  • From Higashi Okazaki Station take the north exit and turn left, then take the right at the first traffic light and walk over the Tono Bridge, then take the first left and walk along the river to the entrance to the park just past the Okazaki New Grand Hotel (Tel: 0564 21 5111).
  • The main JR Okazaki Station is a distance south of the downtown area so change to the JR Aichi Loop Line and take a local train two stops north to Naka Okazaki.
  • By car exit the Tomei Expressway at Okazaki Interchange or take National Highway Route 1.
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