Castle Type: Hilltop
Built in : 1469 to 1487
Kakegawa Castle was located in East Tonoe on the Tokaido Way and it was very important place because it was the border of three regions. It was originally built by Asahina Yasuhiro, one of the chef Samurai of Imagawa. In 1568, Tokugawa Ieyasu and Takeda Shingen attacked this area, and after the long battle, it became Ieyasu's castle. Under the hard battle state between Shingen and Ieyasu, it was never fallen. In 1590, Ieyasu moved his home ground to Kanto, Edo, Yamanouchi Kazutoyo moved in Kakegawa Castle and built new castle. The current Castle Statement is based on his castle.
Current Tenshu is made by wood. This is the first wooden Castle after WWII.