Cultural Assets 1

Cultural Assets 1

Cultural Assets

Yoshida Castle

photo_Yoshida CastleBuilt in 1505, Yoshida Castle was originally named Imahashi Castle. Currently, a corner keep that was restored in 1954 stands close to the Toyokawa River. Yoshida Castle lies within Toyohashi Park, and is enjoyed by many citizens, alongside the Toyohashi Art Museum and Sannomaru Kaikan.

Futagawa-juku Honjin Museum

photo_ Futagawa-juku HonjinDuring the period from 1601 to 1870, inns were built along routes for travelers, and Futagawa-juku was one such inn. The Honjin, or large inn for nobles and high-ranking officials, has been restored to its original splendor. The newly constructed warehouse style museum is open to the general public as the "Futagawa-juku Honjin Museum." Various features have been reconstructed, such as the "upper room," where Daimyo (lords) and other high-ranking officials could stay overnight or relax, the master's house, the inner garden etc., enabling visitors to get a feel for the Edo Era.

Urigo Ruins

photo_Urigo RuinTraces of houses built in the dugout style from around 2,000 years ago exist at Urigo close to the Toyogawa Estuary. The ruins were designated a national historic site in 1953. They mark a colony existing from the middle of the Yayoi period (ca 300 BC-ca AD 300) to the beginning of the Kofun period (ca 300-710), and it is thought that rice fields were cultivated using swampland around the Toyokawa Chuseki Pond, making this a site of considerable importance. Artifacts from the Yayoi period and 5 to 1 scale model of a restored dwelling are stored and exhibited at the Toyohashi Art Museum.

Maeshiba Tomyodai

 photo_Maeshiba TomyodaiThis is Japan's second oldest wooden lighthouse with a tiled roof, restored in 1966. Barges carrying rice paid in rent departed from and arrived at Maeshiba Port, making this a major shipping landmark in the Edo Era (1600 - 1868).