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Follow in the footsteps of Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Follow in the footsteps of Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Follow in the footsteps of local hero Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Born to a lowly ashigaru foot soldier in Nagoya in 1536, he used his cunning intellect to rise in the ranks and become the ruler of Japan.

Nagoya CityKiyomasa Hideyoshi Memorial Museum

Meet the heroes of Aichi at the Kiyomasa Hideyoshi Memorial Museum

The Kiyomasa Hideyoshi Memorial Museum is dedicated to two of the heroes of the Warring States period, Kato Kiyomasa and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Both were born in what is now the Nakamura Ward of Nagoya City.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s birth site

Located in Nakamura Park, alongside the Toyokuni Jinja Shrine dedicated to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, is a stone memorial claiming this spot to be the birthplace of the future ruler of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Birth Site

Inuyama CityInuyama Castle

A must-see! National Treasure Inuyama Castle

Ancient Inuyama Castle was used by Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute in 1584. Hideyoshi and 120,000 samurai took over the castle in their actions against Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Kiyosu CityKiyosu Castle

See Kiyosu Castle, a hub of Japanese history

Toyotomi Hideyoshi served Oda Nobunaga loyally from Kiyosu Castle, and upon the death of Nobunaga, Hideyoshi held the Kiyosu Kaigi, a meeting of the Oda chief retainers to decide on the future leadership of the Oda clan in Kiyosu Castle.

Shinshiro CityNagashino Shitaragahara Battlefield

Experience Nagashino, one of the greatest battles in samurai history

Experience the Nagashino Shitaragahara Battlefield where Oda Nobunaga assisted Tokugawa Ieyasu in defeating the Takeda clan in one of the first major gun battles in samurai history. Toyotomi Hideyoshi was among the leading generals on Nobunaga’s army on that day.

Thousand Rice Paddies of Yotsuya

The Thousand Rice Paddies of Yotsuya in Shinshiro City are an incredible feat of farming engineering. What’s more, the over 1,200 rice paddies and surrounding areas come alive every spring with the flowering colors of the season, and the locals will welcome you to their rice planting and harvesting festivals!

Yotsuya Senmaida Terraced Rice Fields

Nagakute CityNagakute Battlefield

Visit Nagakute Battlefield, another location for one of the greatest samurai battles

In 1584, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and 40,000 troops faced off against Tokugawa Ieyasu and 18,500 samurai below Mt. Komaki. The area known as Nagakute was the site of the most fierce fighting and features a number of memorials.

  • Nagakute Battlefield

Toyota Automobile Museum

Just east of the Nagakute Battleground is one of the world’s greatest collections of motor vehicles in the magnificent Toyota Automobile Museum. Drool over 120 cars from all eras of the motoring age.

Toyota Automobile Museum

Nagoya CityRyusenji Temple

The temple of the dragon springs: Ryusenji Temple

Founded around 1,200 years ago, Ryusenji Temple is one of the Four Kannon Temples of Owari, dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, Kannon. During the 1584 Battle of Komaki and Nagakute, Toyotomi Hideyoshi used the castle-like temple as a command base and lodging.

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