Hilltop

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Hilltop Castles / 平山城

This is a subtype of Castle Type

Hilltop Castles are probably the ideal castle type, in my opinion. If there is a suitable hill or small mountain to build a castle on it allows the lord the ability to take advantage of the difference in elevation and natural features of the land to create defenses, as well as the ability to double up with the extensive moats of a Flatland Castles. The much more accessible site provides the lord with a more suitable location for administration and the ability to develop a castle town surrounding the castle, which itself can act as a defensive perimeter. Iyo Matsuyama Castle and Himeji Castle are two exemplary original castles which display all these features. The Hilltop Castle is also known for reforming the land and carving the hill to meet the purposes of the castle, much more significantly than a Mountaintop Castle likely would have.

Castles with Hilltop Castles

  1. Aizu Wakamatsu Castle
  2. Akashi Castle
  3. Aki Castle
  4. Annaka Castle
  5. Azuchi Castle
  6. Chiba Castle
  7. Chigasaki Castle
  8. Chiran Castle
  9. Edo Castle
  10. Fujihashi Castle (Tokyo)
  11. Fujita Castle
  12. Fukuchiyama Castle
  13. Fukuoka Castle
  14. Fukuyama Castle
  15. Funehiki Castle
  16. Hachigata Castle
  17. Hachinohe Castle
  18. Hamamatsu Castle
  19. Hanamaki Castle
  20. Hanawa Castle
  21. Hikone Castle
  22. Himeji Castle
  23. Hirado Castle
  24. Hirai Castle
  25. Hirosaki Castle
  26. Hitoyoshi Castle
  27. Hizen Nagoya Castle
  28. Iga Ueno Castle
  29. Iino-Taira Castle
  30. Ikeda Castle
  31. Imai Castle
  32. Inatsuke Castle
  33. Inawashiro Castle
  34. Innoshima Suigun castle
  35. Inuyama Castle
  36. Ishigami Castle
  37. Iwakitaira Castle
  38. Iwasaki Castle
  39. Iyo Matsuyama Castle
  40. Izu Nagahama Castle
  41. Izushi Castle
  42. Jindaiji Castle
  43. Kakegawa Castle
  44. Kamei Castle
  45. Kameyama Castle
  46. Kaminoyama Castle
  47. Kamioka Castle
  48. Kanazawa Castle
  49. Karatsu Castle
  50. Kasashima Castle
  51. Kashiwara Castle
  52. Katakura Castle
  53. Katsuura Castle
  54. Kawahara Castle
  55. Kawashima Castle
  56. Kitsuki Castle
  57. Kochi Castle
  58. Kofu Castle
  59. Kogane Castle
  60. Kokokuji Castle
  61. Komoro Castle
  62. Koromo Castle
  63. Koyama Castle
  64. Kozukue Castle
  65. Kubota Castle
  66. Kumamoto Castle
  67. Kunohe Castle
  68. Kurume Castle
  69. Kushima Castle
  70. Marugame Castle
  71. Maruoka Castle
  72. Masujima Castle
  73. Masuo Castle
  74. Matsue Castle
  75. Matsusaka Castle
  76. Matsuyama Castle (Saitama)
  77. Mikawa Castle
  78. Minokubi Castle
  79. Minowa Castle
  80. Mito Castle
  81. Miyao
  82. Morioka Castle
  83. Moroto Castle
  84. Motosakura Castle
  85. Murakami Castle
  86. Mutsu Iwasaki Castle
  87. Naka Castle
  88. Nakamura Castle
  89. Nobeoka Castle
  90. Oba Castle
  91. Obi Castle
  92. Odaka Castle
  93. Odano Castle
  94. Odawara Castle
  95. Ogawa Castle
  96. Ogurayama Castle
  97. Okami Castle
  98. Okayama Castle
  99. Okazaki Castle
  100. Okkoshi Castle
  101. Omi Hachiman Castle
  102. Osaka Castle (Ibaraki)
  103. Otaki Castle
  104. Otawara Castle
  105. Owari Ohno Castle
  106. Ozu Castle
  107. Saiki Castle
  108. Sakasai Castle
  109. Sakata Castle
  110. Sakura Castle
  111. Sano Castle
  112. Sasayama Castle
  113. Seiryuin
  114. Sekinomori Castle
  115. Senpuku Castle
  116. Shichinohe Castle
  117. Shinpu Castle
  118. Shirakawa Castle
  119. Shirogane Yakata
  120. Shiroishi Castle
  121. Shuri Castle
  122. Soma Nakamura Castle
  123. Sonobe Castle
  124. Sugiyama Castle
  125. Sumoto Castle
  126. Taga Castle
  127. Takai Castle
  128. Takato Castle
  129. Takayama Castle
  130. Tamaru Castle
  131. Tanba Kameyama Castle
  132. Tateyama Castle
  133. Tatsugoyama Castle
  134. Tenjinyama Castle
  135. Toba Castle
  136. Tobiyama Castle
  137. Tojo Castle
  138. Tokushima Castle
  139. Tomioka Castle
  140. Torinji Castle
  141. Toyooka Castle
  142. Tsukikuma Castle
  143. Tsuyama Castle
  144. Urado Castle
  145. Ushiku Castle
  146. Ushiku Jinya
  147. Usui Castle
  148. Usuida Shukuuchi Fort
  149. Usuki Castle
  150. Uwajima Castle
  151. Wakayama Castle
  152. Yamagami Castle
  153. Yokosuka Castle
  154. Yokote Castle
  155. Yonago Castle
  156. Yoshida Castle (Ibaraki)
  157. Zen Castle
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