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Nagoya-City Okehazama Battlefield Park

  • Okehazama Battlefield Park
  • Okehazama Battlefield Park
  • Okehazama Battlefield Park
  • Okehazama Battlefield Park
  • Okehazama Battlefield Park

An important turning point in Japanese history

The Battle Of Okehazama was fought on the outskirts of Nagoya City in 1560, when 2,500 samurai under local warlord Oda Nobunaga attacked and defeated a larger invading army of 25,000 under Imagawa Yoshimoto at a ratio of ten to one!

Imagawa Yoshimoto (1519–1560), a powerful warlord based in modern-day Shizuoka, had become daring enough to make an attempt on the capital, Kyoto. To do so required steamrolling across the provinces. One of which was Owari, where today's city of Nagoya is located, and belong to the charismatic Oda Nobunaga. Imagawa took the vitally important Tokai Road, entering Nobunaga’s territory and camped just outside of modern day Nagoya in an area known as Dengaku Hazama, near the village of Okehazama.

Nobunaga could only raise 2,500 men. He left his castle at Kiyosu and traveled through Atsuta Jinja Shrine where he prayed for victory before arriving at Zenshoji Temple, fortified and overlooking the Imagawa force's camp site. Nobunaga ordered his men to set up war flags and banners around the temple to give the appearance of a much larger army in residence.


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Location : 〒458-0913
3-chome, Okehazama-Kita, Midori-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Fee : Free of charge

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days / hours
: All day, every day
Parking : Available at the Old Battlefield of Okehazama Tourist Information Center. No parking at Okehazama Battlefield Park.
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : None
Phone number : 052-755-3593 (Old Battlefield of Okehazama Tourist Information Center)
Note : Old Battlefield of Okehazama Tourist Information Center is now available as of 2019 and offers a parking lot as well as restrooms.

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Arimatsu Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station), take the Nagoya City Bus's Naruko 13, Arimatsu 12, Kosoku 1, or Midori Loop Line. Get off at Makuyama Bus Stop and walk 1 min. (170 m) southeast.

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#Oda Nobunaga
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#Zenshoji Temple
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