Pre Edo Period

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Pre Edo Period / 江戸時代より以前

This is a subtype of Historical Period

Castles that were only active prior to the Edo Period come from a very different time of castle construction. The Edo Period saw the introduction of the "One Castle per Province" edict which forced the abandonment of thousands of castles throughout Japan. Castles prior to the Edo Period tended to be a part of a wider castle network. There would have been a central home castle where the provincial lord may lived and ruled and there was also a large network of small castles that would protect the borders, watch over major roads, serve as smoke signal forts, or may have simply been created and generally left empty except when needed in a time of unrest.

Any castle with this designation is probably smaller in scale, often on a mountaintop, and is unlikely to have any buildings. These sites will be of more interest to history fans, castle fans, and those who want to understand a specific area better.

This category also includes some of the ancient castles such as the Josaku sites ((e.g. Shiwa Castle, Taga Castle)) in Northeastern Japan and the early fortifications in Western Japan such as those at Kinojo and Ono Castle. I will likely separate these out into other categories at some point.

Castles with Pre Edo Period

  1. Aizu Odayama Castle
  2. Aki Castle
  3. Akita Castle
  4. Akozu Castle
  5. Akutagawasan Castle
  6. Amagajo
  7. Ansho Castle
  8. Aoyagi Castle
  9. Aoyama Castle
  10. Arato Castle
  11. Arayama Castle
  12. Arikoyama Castle
  13. Asaba Castle
  14. Asahi Castle
  15. Ashigara Castle
  16. Ashikagashi Yakata
  17. Asonuma Castle
  18. Asuke Castle
  19. Aya Castle
  20. Azuchi Castle
  21. Azumi Kameyama Castle
  22. Azumi Nishiyama Castle
  23. Bitchu Takamatsu Castle
  24. Chiba Castle
  25. Chigasaki Castle
  26. Chihaya Castle
  27. Chiran Castle
  28. Chofuku Castle
  29. Ema Yakata
  30. Fujihashi Castle (Tokyo)
  31. Fujita Castle
  32. Fukazawa Castle
  33. Fukushima Castle
  34. Funaoka Castle
  35. Funayama Castle
  36. Funehiki Castle
  37. Fushimi Castle
  38. Futamata Castle
  39. Futoge Castle
  40. Ganjaku Castle
  41. Gassan Toda Castle
  42. Gifu Castle
  43. Gion Castle
  44. Gobara Castle
  45. Gokan Castle
  46. Gujo Hachiman Castle
  47. Hachigata Castle
  48. Hachinohe Castle
  49. Hachioji Castle
  50. Haga Castle
  51. Haibara Castle
  52. Hakusan Castle
  53. Hakusan Castle (Harima)
  54. Hanakuma Castle
  55. Hanamaki Castle
  56. Hanawa Castle
  57. Hanazono Castle
  58. Hanazono Mitake Castle
  59. Hasedo Castle
  60. Hayashikojo Castle
  61. Hayashiohjo Castle
  62. Hida Kojima Castle
  63. Hirai Castle
  64. Hirai Kanayama Castle
  65. Hizen Nagoya Castle
  66. Hodarakuji Castle
  67. Hotta no Saku
  68. Hyakusaiji Castle
  69. Ibaraki Castle
  70. Ichijodani Castle
  71. Ichinomiya Castle
  72. Iino-Taira Castle
  73. Iinuma Castle
  74. Ikeda Castle
  75. Imai Castle
  76. Inaniwa Castle
  77. Inatsuke Castle
  78. Innoshima Suigun castle
  79. Inukai Castle
  80. Ioyama Castle
  81. Isawa Castle
  82. Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle
  83. Ishigami Castle
  84. Isobe Castle
  85. Itami Castle
  86. Iwabitsu Castle
  87. Iwadono Castle
  88. Iwasaki Castle
  89. Iwaseyama Castle
  90. Iwaya Castle
  91. Izu Nagahama Castle
  92. Jindaiji Castle
  93. Jofukuji Castle
  94. Kaiden Castle
  95. Kakunodate Castle
  96. Kamioka Castle
  97. Kamitohno Castle
  98. Kanaiyama Castle
  99. Kanao Yogaisan Castle
  100. Kanayama Castle
  101. Kanbe Castle
  102. Kanegasaki Castle
  103. Kaneyama Castle (Mutsu)
  104. Kannonji Castle
  105. Karakai Castle
  106. Karasawayama Castle
  107. Kasane Castle
  108. Kasashima Castle
  109. Kaseyama Castle
  110. Kashiwara Castle
  111. Kasugayama Castle
  112. Kasumi Castle
  113. Katakura Castle
  114. Katsunuma Castle
  115. Katsuren Castle
  116. Katsuura Castle
  117. Kawamura Castle
  118. Kawanoe Castle
  119. Kawashima Castle
  120. Kawawada Castle
  121. Kazurayama Castle
  122. Kikuchi Castle
  123. Kinojo
  124. Kirihara Castle
  125. Kisai Castle
  126. Kita Kumai Castle
  127. Kitanosho Castle
  128. Kiyosu Castle
  129. Kogane Castle
  130. Koibuchi Castle
  131. Koka-Aoki Castle
  132. Kokokuji Castle
  133. Komaki Castle
  134. Konomine Castle
  135. Konosumiyama Castle
  136. Koriyama Castle (Hiroshima)
  137. Koshigoe Castle
  138. Koya Yakata
  139. Koyama Castle
  140. Kozukue Castle
  141. Kuma Castle
  142. Kunohe Castle
  143. Kurobane Castle
  144. Kuwabara Castle
  145. Magome Castle
  146. Mariko Castle
  147. Masugatayama Castle
  148. Masujima Castle
  149. Masuo Castle
  150. Matsuida Castle
  151. Matsukura Castle
  152. Matsuo Castle
  153. Matsuyama Castle (Gunma)
  154. Matsuyama Castle (Saitama)
  155. Miharu Castle
  156. Mikawa Castle
  157. Minagawa Castle
  158. Minakuchi-Okayama Castle
  159. Minami Kumai Castle
  160. Minato Castle
  161. Minokubi Castle
  162. Minowa Castle
  163. Miyao Castle
  164. Mizusawa Castle
  165. Moriya Castle
  166. Moriyama Castle
  167. Moroto Castle
  168. Motosakura Castle
  169. Motosu Castle
  170. Mukaihaguroyama Castle
  171. Mumo Castle
  172. Musashi Masugatayama Castle
  173. Mutsu Iwasaki Castle
  174. Mutsu Obama Castle
  175. Myogi Castle
  176. Nagahama Castle
  177. Nagakubo Castle
  178. Nagashima Castle
  179. Nagashino Castle
  180. Nagisa Castle
  181. Nagurumi Castle
  182. Naka Castle
  183. Nakagusuku Castle
  184. Nakahara Yakata
  185. Nakamura Castle
  186. Nakatsu Castle
  187. Nakijin Castle
  188. Nanao Castle
  189. Nanbata Castle
  190. Narisawa Castle
  191. Nasu Kanda Castle
  192. Nata Castle
  193. Natsukawa Castle
  194. Ne Castle
  195. Nemuro Hanto Chashi Ato Gun
  196. Niitakayama Castle
  197. Nirayama Castle
  198. Nishikata Castle
  199. Nochiseyama Castle
  200. Oba Castle
  201. Obara Castle
  202. Obata Castle
  203. Obiki Castle
  204. Oda Castle
  205. Odaka Castle
  206. Odani Castle
  207. Odano Castle
  208. Oeda Castle
  209. Ogawa Castle
  210. Ogimachi Castle
  211. Ogoe Castle
  212. Oguchi Castle
  213. Ogura Castle
  214. Ohkusa Castle
  215. Okami Castle
  216. Okkoshi Castle
  217. Oko Castle
  218. Okusawa Castle
  219. Omi Hachiman Castle
  220. Omori Castle
  221. Onabuchi Castle
  222. Ono Castle
  223. Oogo Castle
  224. Oohara Castle
  225. Oomizo Castle
  226. Ori Castle
  227. Osaka Castle (Ibaraki)
  228. Otawara Castle
  229. Owari Asahi Castle
  230. Owari Ohno Castle
  231. Rikan Castle
  232. Ryusenji Castle
  233. Saimyoji Castle
  234. Sakamoto Castle
  235. Sakasai Castle
  236. Sakata Castle
  237. Sanada Palace
  238. Sanadahonjo Castle
  239. Sannohe Castle
  240. Sano Castle
  241. Sasao Castle
  242. Sashiki Castle
  243. Seiryuin
  244. Sekidosan Castle
  245. Sekinomori Castle
  246. Senpuku Castle
  247. Setagaya Castle
  248. Shakujii Castle
  249. Shigiyama Castle
  250. Shimizu Castle
  251. Shimotsui Castle
  252. Shinpu Castle
  253. Shiratori Castle
  254. Shirogane Yakata
  255. Shishiku Castle
  256. Shiwa Castle
  257. Shoryuji Castle
  258. Soma Nakamura Castle
  259. Sugaya Yakata
  260. Suginome Castle
  261. Sugiyama Castle
  262. Sukegawakaibou Castle
  263. Sumoto Castle
  264. Sunomata Castle
  265. Suwa-Hanaoka Castle
  266. Suwa-Okaya Castle
  267. Suwahara Castle
  268. Taga Castle
  269. Tage Castle
  270. Tahara Castle
  271. Takaharasuwa Castle
  272. Takai Castle
  273. Takane Castle
  274. Takao Castle
  275. Takatenjin Castle
  276. Takatome Castle
  277. Takatsuki Castle (Tokyo)
  278. Takayama Castle (Gifu)
  279. Takayama Castle (Hiroshima)
  280. Takeda Castle
  281. Takei Castle
  282. Takenaka Jinya
  283. Taki Castle
  284. Takijiri Castle
  285. Takiyama Castle
  286. Tateyama Castle
  287. Tateyama Castle (Yamagata)
  288. Tatsugoyama Castle
  289. Tenjinyama Castle
  290. Tenjinyama Castle (Hiroshima)
  291. Tenpaku Castle
  292. Tobayama Castle
  293. Tobiyama Castle
  294. Tochigi Castle
  295. Toishi Castle
  296. Tojo Castle
  297. Tokiwa Castle
  298. Tokura Castle
  299. Tokushima Castle
  300. Tonomi-no-saku
  301. Torigoe Castle
  302. Torinji Castle
  303. Toyooka Castle
  304. Tsukikuma Castle
  305. Tsukui Castle
  306. Tsumagi Castle
  307. Tsumago Castle
  308. Tsuneyama Castle
  309. Tsutsujigasaki Palace
  310. Uda Matsuyama Castle
  311. Uehara Castle
  312. Ueshi Castle
  313. Urado Castle
  314. Ushiku Castle
  315. Usui Castle
  316. Usuida Shukuuchi Fort
  317. Usuki Castle
  318. Washi Castle
  319. Washio Castle
  320. Yagi Castle
  321. Yamabe Castle
  322. Yamagami Castle
  323. Yamagata Castle (Hitachi)
  324. Yamanaka Castle
  325. Yamazaki Castle
  326. Yanagawa Castle
  327. Yashima Castle
  328. Yasuda Castle
  329. Yato Castle
  330. Yogaisan Castle
  331. Yokoyama Castle
  332. Yonezawa Castle
  333. Yoshida Castle (Ibaraki)
  334. Yoshinogari
  335. Yumurayama Castle
  336. Yuzawa Castle
  337. Yuzuki Castle
  338. Zakimi Castle
  339. Zen Castle
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