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Yoshida Castle

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Yoshida Castle is a Japanese castle located in Toyohashi City in Aichi Prefecture. The castle was formerly known as Imabashi Castle, and later as Toyohashi Castle.

The castle was originally built in 1505 on the bank of the Toyogawa River by Makino Kohaku and was called Imabashi Castle. Due to its strategic location on a river crossing, the castle was involved in numerous 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 control of the castle to Ikeda Terumasa. Ikeda repaired and improved much of the castle and developed the surrounding town. 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 modern Toyohashi Prefecture was built in another part. In 1954, the three-story Kurogane Yagura was rebuilt in reinforced concrete. Later, an art museum and sports facilities were erected on the site of the inner walls.

The castle was listed as one of the top 100 Japanese castles

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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