Stone wall structure of Kiyosu castle ruins was found in 1996 and recently reconstructured at the present site about 200 meters upstream from the place the stone wall was originally found. While current castle keep bears few historical basis and most of the castle structures have been lost, this stone walls really has historical value.
Kiyosu Castle area is popular among the train photographers particularly freight cars, and Shinkansen (bullet train) buffs. Shinkansen rail track passes close to the castle keep and watching running Shinkansen from the top floor of Kiyosu castle keep is really exciting. Also red bridge is full of photographers during April when cherry blossoms, carp streamers, Shinkansen and Castle Keep can be photographed in a single frame.
The Statue of Young Nobunaga Oda stands at the site of Kiyosu castle about 200 meters downstream of current castle keep. The statue, built in 1936, portrays 26-year-old Nobunaga Oda right before the battle of Okehazama in 1560. Nobunaga Oda won the decisive battle defeating then strong lord of Sumpu(Shizuoka), Yoshimoto Imagawa despite being outnumbered and under bad weather.
Kiyosu Castle is located only six kilometers away from Nagoya station but it takes longer than you imagine.
1. Using JR Tokaido line trains bound for Gifu. It may take longer but it is easier to follow. But the catch is that connection timing is really bad. Rapid train does not stop at Kiyosu station. So you can only take the local train that runs in every 20 minutes. After getting off at Kiyosu Station, it is well guided. Follow the signs that says "Kiyosujou" in Kanji. As you can finally see Kiyosu castle keep in the distance there is a huge parking space and go through it until you find the park entrance.
2. Using Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line bound for Gifu. It is not recommend unless you are coming from Nagoya Centrair Airport, a resident living nearby or know a lot about Nagoya area. If you are changing trains from Shinkansen Bullet Train, finding Meitetsu line station is not easy in labyrinthine Nagoya station. If you can find where it starts take Nagoya Main Line bound for Gifu.
Local, Semi Express, Express and Rapid Express stop at Shinkiyosu Station. After getting off at Shinkiyosu station, go northward and when it joins the broad road turn right to find the river. After finding the river go upstream and go under the Shinkansen line then you will find a red bridge and a castle keep.