Damine Castle is a castle of revenge. The two samurai who were ousted from the castle turned it into a sea of blood one year later. Alongside the reconstructed Damine Castle is a burial mound for severed heads to mourn the dead killed in the massacre, and the place of execution of a retainer who was sawn up alive. Even now, they tell the sorrowful history of this place. Damine Castle is a mountain castle, which was common in the age of samurai, and it has a watchtower from which soldiers back then would have watched out for enemies. From there, you can overlook the flow of a peaceful, beautiful river.
Shiro 9, Damine, Shitara Town, Kita-Shitara County, Aichi Prefecture
Days / Hours
- In the parking area, there are 3 men's and 3 women's restrooms.
Inside there is 1 shared restroom.
- Elementary and junior high school age: 100 yen
High school age and over: 210 yen
10% discount for groups (20 persons or more)
- Mondays, and the day following a public holiday
(if the day following a public holiday is a Saturday, Sunday, or a public holiday, the castle will be open)
December 29-January 3
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- As it is a mountain castle sitting on the summit, climbing to the castle involves using stairs where it is not possible to use wheelchairs, etc.
- Neighboring Facilities
- Damine Kannon, Dozen Batake (the place of Imaizumi Dozen's execution), burial mound for severed heads (it's said the heads of the family members who brought about the uprising were displayed)
- 15 parking spaces
Get directions on Google Maps
By Public Transport
- [JR Iida Line] Hon-Nagashino Station → [Toyotetsu Bus bound for Taguchi] Get off at Damine → Walk 15 min.
- [Tomei Expressway] Toyokawa I.C. → Route 151→ Route 257 (70 min.)
[Shin-Tomei Expressway] Shinshiro I.C. → Route 151 → Route 257 30 min.