Edo Period

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Edo Period / 江戸時代

This is a subtype of Historical Period

This category includes all those castles that were active in the Edo Period. At the beginning of the Edo Period the "One Castle per province" edict forced the abandonment of thousands of smaller castles throughout Japan. The castles that remained into the Edo Period or were newly built in the Edo Period saw many changes to their construction compared to earlier castles. Since a lord could only have one castle, it tended to be bigger. Castles also shifted to Hilltops or Plains from the mountains to make them more accessible and easier to govern from. As techniques improved you would see also bigger stone walls, wider moats to prevent gunfire, and larger main keeps. Some of these techniques were developed at the end of the Sengoku Period in places like Azuchi Castle and Osaka Castle but they really became most widespread in the Edo Period to the point where you could say they were standard features of Edo Period castles.

Edo Period castles also includes a subset of fortifications called jin'ya. Jin'ya are basically fortified government offices. They were built for small domains (generally less than 30,000 koku of rice) where the lord did not have the qualifications to be a "castle lord." These were called "castleless lords" or "jin'ya lords". Jin'ya were also established for domains, like Takayama (see Takayama Jin'ya), that were directly under control of the Tokugawa government. Jin'ya are often listed as castles in castle books and materials.

There were 300 provinces (with some minor changes through the period) in the Edo Period, so you could say that in the Edo Period alone there were 300 active castles (including a handful of jin'ya)

Castles with Edo Period

  1. Aizu Wakamatsu Castle
  2. Akashi Castle
  3. Akizuki Castle
  4. Akizuki Domain South Detached Palace
  5. Ako Castle
  6. Amagasaki Castle
  7. Annaka Castle
  8. Baba Yashiki
  9. Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
  10. Chikuma Awaji Castle
  11. Dannoura Battery
  12. Echigo Fukushima Castle
  13. Echizen Katsuyama Castle
  14. Echizen Ohno Castle
  15. Edo Castle
  16. Fukuchiyama Castle
  17. Fukui Castle
  18. Fukuoka Castle
  19. Fukuyama Castle
  20. Funai Castle
  21. Goryokaku Fort
  22. Hagi Castle
  23. Hamada Castle
  24. Hamamatsu Castle
  25. Hekirichi Jinya
  26. Hikobe Yashiki
  27. Hikone Castle
  28. Himeji Castle
  29. Hirado Castle
  30. Hirosaki Castle
  31. Hiroshima Castle
  32. Hitoyoshi Castle
  33. Hizen Kashima Castle
  34. Hyogo Castle
  35. Iga Ueno Castle
  36. Iida Castle
  37. Iijima Jin'ya
  38. Imabari Castle
  39. Imai Jin'ya
  40. Inawashiro Castle
  41. Inuyama Castle
  42. Iwaki Taira Castle
  43. Iwakuni Castle
  44. Iwamura Castle
  45. Iwatsuki Castle
  46. Iyo Matsuyama Castle
  47. Izuki Jin'ya
  48. Izumi Jin'ya
  49. Izushi Castle
  50. Kagoshima Castle
  51. Kaibai Castle
  52. Kaibara Jinya
  53. Kakegawa Castle
  54. Kameda Castle
  55. Kamei Castle
  56. Kameyama Battery
  57. Kameyama Castle
  58. Kaminoyama Castle
  59. Kanazawa Castle
  60. Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate)
  61. Kano Castle
  62. Kanou Castle
  63. Karasuyama Castle
  64. Karatsu Castle
  65. Kasama Castle
  66. Katsunumashi Yakata
  67. Katsuyama Palace
  68. Kawagoe Castle
  69. Kawahara Castle
  70. Kishiwada Castle
  71. Kiso Daikansho
  72. Kitsuki Castle
  73. Kochi Castle
  74. Kofu Castle
  75. Kokura Castle
  76. Komatsu Castle
  77. Komoro Castle
  78. Koromo Castle
  79. Kubota Castle
  80. Kumamoto Castle
  81. Kurume Castle
  82. Kururi Castle
  83. Kushima Castle
  84. Kuwana Castle
  85. Maebashi Castle
  86. Maeda Battery
  87. Marugame Castle
  88. Maruoka Castle
  89. Matsudaira Yakata
  90. Matsue Castle
  91. Matsumae Castle
  92. Matsumoto Castle
  93. Matsusaka Castle
  94. Matsushiro Castle
  95. Mibu Castle
  96. Mihara Castle
  97. Minakuchi Castle
  98. Mito Castle
  99. Mizusawa Castle
  100. Momose Jin'ya
  101. Morioka Castle
  102. Murakami Castle
  103. Nabari Jinya
  104. Nabekura Castle
  105. Naegi Castle
  106. Nagoya Castle
  107. Nakano Jin'ya
  108. Nihonmatsu Castle
  109. Nijo Castle
  110. Nijouko Castle
  111. Nishio Castle
  112. Niwase Castle
  113. Nobeoka Castle
  114. Numata Castle
  115. Obama Castle
  116. Obata Jin'ya
  117. Obi Castle
  118. Odawara Castle
  119. Ogaki Castle
  120. Ogurayama Castle
  121. Ohmori Daikansho
  122. Ojima Jin'ya
  123. Oka Castle
  124. Okayama Castle
  125. Okazaki Castle
  126. Osaka Castle
  127. Oshi Castle
  128. Otaki Castle
  129. Ozu Castle
  130. Saga Castle
  131. Saiki Castle
  132. Sakura Castle
  133. Sakura Castle (Aichi)
  134. Sarushima Battery Island
  135. Sasayama Castle
  136. Sekiyado Castle
  137. Sendai Castle
  138. Sengoku Yakata
  139. Shibata Castle
  140. Shichinohe Castle
  141. Shimabara Castle
  142. Shinagawa Battery Islands
  143. Shingu Castle
  144. Shirakawa Castle
  145. Shiroishi Castle
  146. Shiryokaku Fort
  147. Shishido Jin'ya
  148. Shuri Castle
  149. Sonobe Castle
  150. Sunpu Castle
  151. Suzaki Battery
  152. Tagayashi Yakata
  153. Takada Castle (Niigata)
  154. Takada Castle (Okayama)
  155. Takamatsu Castle
  156. Takaoka Castle
  157. Takasaki Castle
  158. Takashima Castle
  159. Takato Castle
  160. Takatori Castle
  161. Takatsuki Castle
  162. Takayama Jin'ya
  163. Tamaru Castle
  164. Tanabe Castle
  165. Tanabe Castle (Wakayama)
  166. Tanagura Castle
  167. Tanaka Castle
  168. Tanba Kameyama Castle
  169. Tanokuchi Jin'ya
  170. Tatebayashi Castle
  171. Tatsuno Castle
  172. Tatsuoka Castle
  173. Toba Castle
  174. Tomioka Castle
  175. Tottori Castle
  176. Toyama Castle
  177. Toyooka Jinya
  178. Tsu Castle
  179. Tsuchiura Castle
  180. Tsuwano Castle
  181. Tsuyama Castle
  182. Ueda Castle
  183. Ushiku Jinya
  184. Utsunomiya Castle
  185. Uwajima Castle
  186. Wakayama Castle
  187. Yamagata Castle
  188. Yamaguchi Castle
  189. Yamato Koriyama Castle
  190. Yamura Jin'ya
  191. Yanagizakaue Fort
  192. Yatsushiro Castle
  193. Yodo Castle
  194. Yokosuka Castle
  195. Yokote Castle
  196. Yonago Castle
  197. Yoshida Castle
  198. Yoshimizu Jinya
  199. Yunagaya Jin'ya
  200. Zeze Castle
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