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. Koyama Castle
  63. Kozukue Castle
  64. Kubota Castle
  65. Kumamoto Castle
  66. Kunohe Castle
  67. Kurume Castle
  68. Kushima Castle
  69. Marugame Castle
  70. Maruoka Castle
  71. Masujima Castle
  72. Masuo Castle
  73. Matsue Castle
  74. Matsusaka Castle
  75. Matsuyama Castle (Saitama)
  76. Mikawa Castle
  77. Minokubi Castle
  78. Minowa Castle
  79. Mito Castle
  80. Miyao
  81. Morioka Castle
  82. Moroto Castle
  83. Motosakura Castle
  84. Murakami Castle
  85. Mutsu Iwasaki Castle
  86. Naka Castle
  87. Nakamura Castle
  88. Nobeoka Castle
  89. Oba Castle
  90. Obi Castle
  91. Odaka Castle
  92. Odano Castle
  93. Odawara Castle
  94. Ogawa Castle
  95. Ogurayama Castle
  96. Okami Castle
  97. Okayama Castle
  98. Okazaki Castle
  99. Okkoshi Castle
  100. Omi Hachiman Castle
  101. Osaka Castle (Ibaraki)
  102. Otaki Castle
  103. Otawara Castle
  104. Owari Ohno Castle
  105. Ozu Castle
  106. Saiki Castle
  107. Sakasai Castle
  108. Sakata Castle
  109. Sakura Castle
  110. Sano Castle
  111. Sasayama Castle
  112. Seiryuin
  113. Sekinomori Castle
  114. Senpuku Castle
  115. Shichinohe Castle
  116. Shinpu Castle
  117. Shirakawa Castle
  118. Shirogane Yakata
  119. Shiroishi Castle
  120. Shuri Castle
  121. Soma Nakamura Castle
  122. Sonobe Castle
  123. Sugiyama Castle
  124. Sumoto Castle
  125. Taga Castle
  126. Takai Castle
  127. Takato Castle
  128. Takayama Castle
  129. Tamaru Castle
  130. Tanba Kameyama Castle
  131. Tateyama Castle
  132. Tatsugoyama Castle
  133. Tenjinyama Castle
  134. Toba Castle
  135. Tobiyama Castle
  136. Tojo Castle
  137. Tokushima Castle
  138. Tomioka Castle
  139. Torinji Castle
  140. Toyooka Castle
  141. Tsukikuma Castle
  142. Tsuyama Castle
  143. Urado Castle
  144. Ushiku Castle
  145. Ushiku Jinya
  146. Usui Castle
  147. Usuida Shukuuchi Fort
  148. Usuki Castle
  149. Uwajima Castle
  150. Wakayama Castle
  151. Yamagami Castle
  152. Yokosuka Castle
  153. Yokote Castle
  154. Yonago Castle
  155. Yoshida Castle (Ibaraki)
  156. Zen Castle
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