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. Akatsuka Castle
  5. Akazawa Yakata
  6. Aki Castle
  7. Akita Castle
  8. Akozu Castle
  9. Akutagawasan Castle
  10. Amagajo
  11. Ansho Castle
  12. Aoyagi Castle
  13. Aoyama Castle
  14. Aragaito Fort
  15. Arai Castle
  16. Arako Castle
  17. Arashi Castle
  18. Arato Castle
  19. Arayama Castle
  20. Arikoyama Castle
  21. Aruga Castle
  22. Asaba Castle
  23. Asahi Castle
  24. Ashigara Castle
  25. Ashikagashi Yakata
  26. Asonuma Castle
  27. Asuke Castle
  28. Aya Castle
  29. Azuchi Castle
  30. Azumi Kameyama Castle
  31. Azumi Kitsune Castle
  32. Azumi Nagao Castle
  33. Azumi Nishimaki Castle
  34. Azumi Nishiyama Castle
  35. Azumi Ogiwara Castle
  36. Azumi Ogura Castle
  37. Azumi Oshino Castle
  38. Azumi Taya Castle
  39. Bingo Kouyama Castle
  40. Bitchu Takamatsu Castle
  41. Chausudate
  42. Chiba Castle
  43. Chigasaki Castle
  44. Chihaya Castle
  45. Chikuma Chausuyama Castle
  46. Chikuma Koya Castle
  47. Chikuma Kushiki Castle
  48. Chikuma Motoyama Castle
  49. Chikuma Osaka Castle
  50. Chikuma Takasu Castle
  51. Chikuma Takayama Castle
  52. Chikuma Takeda Castle
  53. Chikuma Tazawa Castle
  54. Chikuma Ueda Castle
  55. Chikuma Uenoyama Castle
  56. Chikuzen Fukutake Castle
  57. Chikuzen Sakata Castle
  58. Chiran Castle
  59. Chofuku Castle
  60. Choujayama Castle
  61. Choujayashiki Yakata
  62. Choushouin Yakata
  63. Dainenji Yakata
  64. Egawa Fort
  65. Ema Yakata
  66. Fujihashi Castle (Tokyo)
  67. Fujita Castle
  68. Fukakusa Yakata
  69. Fukazawa Castle
  70. Fukuouji Yakata
  71. Fukushima Castle
  72. Fukuyo Castle
  73. Funaoka Castle
  74. Funaokayama Castle
  75. Funayama Castle
  76. Funehiki Castle
  77. Furuwatari Castle
  78. Fushimi Castle
  79. Futamata Castle
  80. Futoge Castle
  81. Futoh'yama Castle
  82. Ganjaku Castle
  83. Gassan Toda Castle
  84. Gifu Castle
  85. Gion Castle
  86. Gobara Castle
  87. Gochaku Castle
  88. Gokan Castle
  89. Gongenzawa Castle
  90. Gujo Hachiman Castle
  91. Haba Castle
  92. Hachigata Castle
  93. Hachikenchōja Castle
  94. Hachinohe Castle
  95. Hachioji Castle
  96. Haga Castle
  97. Hagikura Fort
  98. Haibara Castle
  99. Hakusan Castle
  100. Hanakuma Castle
  101. Hanamaki Castle
  102. Hanawa Castle
  103. Hanazawa Yakata
  104. Hanazono Castle
  105. Hanazono Mitake Castle
  106. Hanishina Terao Castle
  107. Haranomoto Castle
  108. Harima Hakusan Castle
  109. Hasedo Castle
  110. Hatakenaka Yakata
  111. Hatayama Castle
  112. Hatsuzawa Castle
  113. Hayaotoshi Castle
  114. Hayashikojo Castle
  115. Hayashiohjo Castle
  116. Hida Kojima Castle
  117. Hida Takayama Castle
  118. Hikaru Castle
  119. Hikuma Castle
  120. Hirai Castle
  121. Hirai Kanayama Castle
  122. Hirase Castle
  123. Hirase Kitano Castle
  124. Hirase Yakata
  125. Hisawa Castle
  126. Hishakuyama Castle
  127. Hitachi Takekuma Castle
  128. Hitachi Yamagata Castle
  129. Hitachi Yorii Castle
  130. Hitachi Yoshida Castle
  131. Hiyama Castle
  132. Hizen Nagoya Castle
  133. Hodarakuji Castle
  134. Hojo Clan Residence
  135. Honshouji Castle
  136. Horigane Yakata
  137. Horigoe Palace
  138. Horikoshi Castle
  139. Hotaka Yakata
  140. Hotta no Saku
  141. Houshouji Fort
  142. Houzouji Yakata
  143. Hyakusaiji Castle
  144. Ibaraki Castle
  145. Ibuka Castle
  146. Ichijodani Castle
  147. Ichinomiya Castle
  148. Igawa Castle
  149. Iida Fort
  150. Iinawa Castle
  151. Iino Taira Castle
  152. Iinuma Castle
  153. Iiyama Castle
  154. Ikeda Castle
  155. Imai Castle
  156. Ina Akasu Castle
  157. Ina Castle
  158. Ina Inamura Castle
  159. Ina Joumura Castle
  160. Ina Kasuga Castle
  161. Ina Kitano Castle
  162. Ina Kiyomizu Castle
  163. Ina Koide Castle
  164. Ina Kokuro Castle
  165. Ina Konishi Castle
  166. Ina Korin Castle
  167. Ina Kurata Castle
  168. Ina Matsuo Castle
  169. Ina Matsushima Castle
  170. Ina Minowa Castle
  171. Ina Muraoka Castle
  172. Ina Nagayama Castle
  173. Ina Nakagome Castle
  174. Ina Ohkubo Castle
  175. Ina Omotegi Castle
  176. Ina Ryuugasaki Castle
  177. Ina Shimono Castle
  178. Ina Sokura Castle
  179. Ina Suganuma Castle
  180. Ina Suzuoka Castle
  181. Ina Takada Castle
  182. Ina Tanagi Castle
  183. Ina Tanaka Castle
  184. Ina Wada Castle
  185. Ina Yasuoka Castle
  186. Ina Yoshioka Castle
  187. Inamurafuru Castle
  188. Inaniwa Castle
  189. Inatsuke Castle
  190. Innoshima Suigun castle
  191. Inuinofuru Castle
  192. Inukai Castle
  193. Inukai Yakata
  194. Ioyama Castle
  195. Isawa Castle
  196. Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle
  197. Ishigami Castle
  198. Isobe Castle
  199. Itami Castle
  200. Itazuke Moated Settlement
  201. Itousakaue Fort
  202. Iwabitsu Castle
  203. Iwade Danjou Kyokan
  204. Iwadono Castle
  205. Iwakiri Castle
  206. Iwaoka Yakata
  207. Iwasaki Castle
  208. Iwaseyama Castle
  209. Iwaya Castle
  210. Izu Moriyama Castle
  211. Izu Nagahama Castle
  212. Izu Ohdairashin Castle
  213. Izumigashira Castle
  214. Jindaiji Castle
  215. Jofukuji Castle
  216. Joujou Castle
  217. Joumurafuru Castle
  218. Jounoue Fort
  219. Jurakudai
  220. Kaesa Castle
  221. Kaiden Castle
  222. Kakunodate Castle
  223. Kamaenohaka Yakata
  224. Kamagatake Castle
  225. Kamaian Yakata
  226. Kamimakifuru Castle
  227. Kamioka Castle
  228. Kamitohno Castle
  229. Kamogatake Castle
  230. Kanaiyama Castle
  231. Kanao Yogaisan Castle
  232. Kanayama Castle
  233. Kanbe Castle
  234. Kanegasaki Castle
  235. Kannonji Castle
  236. Karakai Castle
  237. Karasaki Castle
  238. Karasawayama Castle
  239. Kariya Castle
  240. Kasane Castle
  241. Kasashima Castle
  242. Kaseyama Castle
  243. Kashiwara Castle
  244. Kasugayama Castle
  245. Kasumi Castle
  246. Katakura Castle
  247. Katsumoto Castle
  248. Katsunuma Castle
  249. Katsuren Castle
  250. Katsuura Castle
  251. Katsuyama Castle (Tsuru)
  252. Kawamura Castle
  253. Kawanoe Castle
  254. Kawashima Castle
  255. Kawawada Castle
  256. Kazama Yakata
  257. Kazurayama Castle
  258. Kikkawa Motoharu Yakata
  259. Kikuchi Castle
  260. Kinojo
  261. Kirihara Castle
  262. Kisai Castle
  263. Kiso Fukushima Castle
  264. Kiso Komaruyama Castle
  265. Kiso Yoshinaka Yakata
  266. Kita Kumai Castle
  267. Kitabatakeshi Yakata
  268. Kitanosho Castle
  269. Kiyosu Castle
  270. Kogane Castle
  271. Koibuchi Castle
  272. Koike Fort
  273. Koiwatake Castle
  274. Kokokuji Castle
  275. Komaki Castle
  276. Konosumiyama Castle
  277. Koori Nishiyama Castle
  278. Koriyama Castle (Hiroshima)
  279. Koshigoe Castle
  280. Kouka Aoki Castle
  281. Koumyouji Yakata
  282. Kounomine Castle
  283. Kouzuke Niiya Castle
  284. Kouzuke Niwaya Castle
  285. Kouzuke Ueno Castle
  286. Kouzuke Warabi Castle
  287. Koya Yakata
  288. Koyama Castle
  289. Kozukue Castle
  290. Kuma Castle
  291. Kumagura Yakata
  292. Kunohe Castle
  293. Kurita Castle
  294. Kurobane Castle
  295. Kuroi Castle
  296. Kushizaki Castle
  297. Kutsukake Castle
  298. Kuwabara Castle
  299. Kuwagatahara Fort
  300. Kyoutoshin Castle
  301. Machita Yakata
  302. Magome Castle
  303. Mamabe Castle
  304. Manago Castle
  305. Mariko Castle
  306. Marune Fort
  307. Maruyama Yakata
  308. Masugatayama Castle
  309. Masujima Castle
  310. Masuo Castle
  311. Matsuda Yakata
  312. Matsudaira Castle
  313. Matsuida Castle
  314. Matsukura Castle
  315. Matsuo Castle
  316. Matsuyama Castle (Gunma)
  317. Matsuyama Castle (Saitama)
  318. Meiseireijin Fort
  319. Michibayashi Fort
  320. Miharu Castle
  321. Mikawa Castle
  322. Mikawa Hime Castle
  323. Miki Castle
  324. Minagawa Castle
  325. Minakuchi-Okayama Castle
  326. Minami Kumai Castle
  327. Minami Majino Castle
  328. Minami Sakaide Castle
  329. Minamoto no Tsunemoto Yakata
  330. Minato Castle
  331. Minebata Castle
  332. Minochi Aiki Castle
  333. Minochi Hirabayashi Castle
  334. Minochi Kirihara Castle
  335. Minochi Komazawa Castle
  336. Minochi Masugata Castle
  337. Minochi Nakazawa Castle
  338. Minochi Oshigane Castle
  339. Minochi Owaribe Castle
  340. Minochi Wada Castle
  341. Minokubi Castle
  342. Minowa Castle
  343. Misonoko Castle
  344. Miyahara Castle
  345. Miyao Castle
  346. Mizuban Castle
  347. Mizuki
  348. Mogusa Castle
  349. Moriya Castle
  350. Moriyama Castle
  351. Moroto Castle
  352. Motohori Yakata
  353. Motosakura Castle
  354. Motosu Castle
  355. Motoyama Yakata
  356. Mukaihaguroyama Castle
  357. Mukaijima Castle
  358. Mumo Castle
  359. Murakami Hime Castle
  360. Murakami Iwasaki Castle
  361. Murakami Kamei Castle
  362. Murakami Katsurao Castle
  363. Murakami Kemurino Castle
  364. Murakami Kokuzousan Castle
  365. Murakami Monomi Castle
  366. Murakami Takatsuya Castle
  367. Murakami Torikoya Castle
  368. Murakami Tsumi Castle
  369. Murakami Wagou Castle
  370. Musashi Masugatayama Castle
  371. Musashi Tenjin'yama Castle
  372. Mutsu Iwasaki Castle
  373. Mutsu Kaneyama Castle
  374. Mutsu Obama Castle
  375. Myougi Castle
  376. Myoukenji Castle
  377. Myoukian Yakata
  378. Nagabayashi Fort
  379. Nagahama Castle
  380. Nagakubo Castle
  381. Nagasakaue Fort
  382. Nagashima Castle
  383. Nagashino Castle
  384. Nagato Aoyama Castle
  385. Nagato Dohiyama Castle
  386. Nagato Katsuyama Castle
  387. Nagato Kouyama Castle
  388. Nagato Nabeyama Castle
  389. Nagaune Fort
  390. Nagisa Castle
  391. Nagurumi Castle
  392. Najima Castle
  393. Naka Castle
  394. Nakagaya Yakata
  395. Nakagoshoshugo Yakata
  396. Nakagusuku Castle
  397. Nakahara Yakata
  398. Nakajima Fort
  399. Nakamura Castle
  400. Nakamura Yakata
  401. Nakasai Castle
  402. Nakatou Castle
  403. Nakatsu Castle
  404. Nakijin Castle
  405. Namioka Castle
  406. Nanao Castle
  407. Nanbata Castle
  408. Nariai Yakata
  409. Narisawa Castle
  410. Narumi Castle
  411. Nasu Kanda Castle
  412. Nata Castle
  413. Natsukawa Castle
  414. Ne Castle
  415. Negoya Castle
  416. Nemuro Hanto Chashi Ato Gun
  417. Niitakayama Castle
  418. Nijo Castle (Tochigi)
  419. Nirayama Castle
  420. Nishijou Castle
  421. Nishikata Castle
  422. Nishina Castle
  423. Nochiseyama Castle
  424. Oba Castle
  425. Obara Castle
  426. Obata Castle
  427. Obiki Castle
  428. Oda Castle
  429. Odaka Castle
  430. Odani Castle
  431. Odano Castle
  432. Odoi
  433. Odori Castle
  434. Ogawa Castle
  435. Ogawamatobaoka Castle
  436. Ogimachi Castle
  437. Ogoe Castle
  438. Oguchi Castle
  439. Ogura Castle
  440. Ogyu Castle
  441. Oh'eda Castle
  442. Oh'ide Castle
  443. Oh'idefuru Castle
  444. Oh'ikemurayama Castle
  445. Oh'uchi Yakata
  446. Ohdate
  447. Ohga Castle
  448. Ohguma Castle
  449. Ohkusa Castle
  450. Ohmine Castle
  451. Ohmori Castle
  452. Ohtawara Castle
  453. Ohtsu Castle
  454. Ohtsuma Yakata
  455. Oike Fort
  456. Okami Castle
  457. Okiyama Fort
  458. Okkoshi Castle
  459. Oko Castle
  460. Okusawa Castle
  461. Omi Castle
  462. Omi Hachiman Castle
  463. Omi Yakata
  464. Omifuru Castle
  465. Onabuchi Castle
  466. Oniba Castle
  467. Ono Castle
  468. Oogo Castle
  469. Oohara Castle
  470. Oomizo Castle
  471. Ori Castle
  472. Osaka Castle (Ibaraki)
  473. Ota Yakata
  474. Owari Asahi Castle
  475. Owari Gakuden Castle
  476. Owari Haguro Castle
  477. Owari Ohno Castle
  478. Rikan Castle
  479. Ryuusenji Castle
  480. Saimyouji Castle
  481. Sakaki Jin'ya
  482. Sakamoto Castle
  483. Sakasai Castle
  484. Sakata Castle
  485. Sakurai Castle
  486. Sakurasawa Fort
  487. Sakurazakaue Fort
  488. Sanada Chifuruya Castle
  489. Sanada Isezaki Castle
  490. Sanada Negoya Castle
  491. Sanada Palace
  492. Sanada Seba Castle
  493. Sanada Yagura Castle
  494. Sanada Yazawa Castle
  495. Sanada Yazawashi Castle
  496. Sanadahonjo Castle
  497. Sannohe Castle
  498. Sano Castle
  499. Sarashina Fuse Castle
  500. Sarashina Inariyama Castle
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