Asuke Castle

Travel Information

Asuke Castle (足助城) is a mountain castle located in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture. It is restored castle that has the view of mountain castle during Sengoku Period. All the baileys, dry moat and walls are perceived in good condition and at the top of the mountain, there is a keep reconstructed.

Tourist Info.
There is parking and restroom.
Admission: 300 yen for adult, 100 yen for kids.
Open: 9:00 to 16:30

0. at Toyohashi Station.
1. use Meitetsu Line to Higashi Okazaki Station (22 min.)
2. use Meitetsu Bus to Korankei (70 min.)
3. walk (40 min.)


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Detailed Travel Guide

Asuke Castle

Type: Mountain castle
Built in: 15th century by Suzuki clan.
Class: Ruins

Asuke castle is a mountain castle that is built in 15th century by Suzuki clan. It is located on the top of Mt. Mayumi. The main bailey is located on the top of the mountain that is 301m high from the sea level.

In 1525, Matsudaira Kiyoyasu, grand father of Tokugawa Ieyasu, attacked this castle, and later Suzuki clan belong to Matsudaira army.

In 1554, Suzuki clan change their side to Imagawa clan.

In 1564, Tokugawa Ieyasu, attacked this castle with 3,000 of his army and Suzuki belong to Ieyasu again.

In 1571, attacked by Takeda Shingen with 25,000 of his army.

In 1575, Okazaki Nobuyasu, the son of Ieyasu, attacked this castle and defeated Takeda's army.

in 1590, the castle was abandoned because Ieyasu moved to Kanto Region.

Today, the structure of the castle remains in great condition. There are Keeps and Samurai houses are reconstructed to represent the castle of Sengoku period.