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