Ogaki CastleOgaki City, Gifu Prefecture

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Ogaki Castle DATA
Other nameBijo Castle, Kyorokujo Castle
castle construction1535
address2-52 Kakumachi, Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture
telephone number0584-74-7875
Opening hours9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last entry is 4:30 p.m.)
closing dayTuesdays, the day after holidays, New Year's holidays
Admission feeAdult 200 yen

Ogaki Castle has a four-story castle tower, which is rare in Japan, and is familiar to citizens as a symbol of the castle town of Ogaki.

Access to Ogaki Castle
7 minutes walk south from the south exit of JR Ogaki Station.

HISTORYAbout Ogaki Castle

Read about incidents related to Ogaki Castle

Battle of SekigaharaThe battle that divided the world - What was the trigger, summary, and what happened next?
On September 15, 1600, the ``Battle of Sekigahara,'' said to be the battle that divided the world, took place. In this battle, the eastern army led by Tokugawa Ieyasu and the western army led by Ishida Mitsunari clashed at Sekigahara (Sekigahara Town, Gifu Prefecture), but the eastern army won in just six hours.
Battle of Sekigahara
Battle of ShizugatakeToyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Shibata Katsuie to take over the nation!
In April 1583, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Shibata Katsuie clashed near Shizugatake in Ika District, Omi Province (Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture). This was a battle called the "Battle of Shizugatake." This is the final battle between Hideyoshi and Katsuie, and the first step in Hideyoshi's takeover of the country.
Battle of Shizugatake
Tensho EarthquakeThe great disaster that caused Hideyoshi to give up on subjugating Ieyasu
In Japan, an earthquake-prone country, large earthquakes have disrupted people's destinies since ancient times. One such earthquake was the Tensho Earthquake, which hit the center of Japan on November 29, 1586 (January 18, 1586). Hide Toyotomi was struck by a huge earthquake with a magnitude of 8.
Tensho Earthquake

Read about people related to Ogaki Castle

Mitsunari IshidaA military commander who was an excellent bureaucrat and loyal vassal of Hideyoshi.
After Oda Nobunaga, one of the three great heroes of the Sengoku period, was defeated in the Honnoji Incident, it was Toyotomi Hideyoshi who unified the country. Ishida Mitsunari served as one of the five magistrates under Hideyoshi and supported him. After Hideyoshi's death, Mori Teru came to defeat Tokugawa Ieyasu, who was aiming to take over the country.
Mitsunari Ishida
Tsuneoki IkedaOda Nobunaga's foster brother
During the Sengoku period, a vassal who could be trusted was a precious asset to a warlord. However, even if they were from the same family, they could not always be trusted, and it was not uncommon for siblings to fight over the succession. Among the many capable warlords employed by Oda Nobunaga,
Tsuneoki Ikeda

History of the Ogaki domain, with Ogaki Castle as the domain office


Toda family crest "Kuyo"

Ogaki domain DATA
Domain officeOgaki Castle
old areaOgaki, Mino Province
stone height100,000 koku
main lordIshikawa family, Matsudaira (Hisamatsu) family, Okabe family, Matsudaira (Hisamatsu) family, Toda family
Estimated population90,000 people (first year of the Meiji era)

Following Yasumichi Ishikawa, the Matsudaira (Hisamatsu) family, the Okabe family, and the Toda family were included. At the end of the Edo period, the chief retainer, Tetsushin Ohara, supported the new government.

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