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