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. Ashigara Castle
  13. Ashikagashi Yakata
  14. Asonuma Castle
  15. Asuke Castle
  16. Aya Castle
  17. Azuchi Castle
  18. Bitchu Takamatsu Castle
  19. Chiba Castle
  20. Chigasaki Castle
  21. Chihaya Castle
  22. Chiran Castle
  23. Chofuku Castle
  24. Fujihashi Castle (Tokyo)
  25. Fujita Castle
  26. Fukazawa Castle
  27. Fukushima Castle
  28. Funaoka Castle
  29. Funehiki Castle
  30. Fushimi Castle
  31. Futamata Castle
  32. Futoge Castle
  33. Ganjaku Castle
  34. Gassan Toda Castle
  35. Gifu Castle
  36. Gion Castle
  37. Gobara Castle
  38. Gokan Castle
  39. Gujo Hachiman Castle
  40. Hachigata Castle
  41. Hachinohe Castle
  42. Hachioji Castle
  43. Haga Castle
  44. Haibara Castle
  45. Hakusan Castle
  46. Hakusan Castle (Harima)
  47. Hanakuma Castle
  48. Hanamaki Castle
  49. Hanawa Castle
  50. Hanazono Castle
  51. Hanazono Mitake Castle
  52. Hasedo Castle
  53. Hayashikojo Castle
  54. Hayashiohjo Castle
  55. Hirai Castle
  56. Hirai Kanayama Castle
  57. Hizen Nagoya Castle
  58. Hotta no Saku
  59. Hyakusaiji Castle
  60. Ibaraki Castle
  61. Ichijodani Castle
  62. Ichinomiya Castle
  63. Iino-Taira Castle
  64. Iinuma Castle
  65. Ikeda Castle
  66. Imai Castle
  67. Inaniwa Castle
  68. Inatsuke Castle
  69. Innoshima Suigun castle
  70. Inukai Castle
  71. Ioyama Castle
  72. Isawa Castle
  73. Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle
  74. Ishigami Castle
  75. Isobe Castle
  76. Itami Castle
  77. Iwabitsu Castle
  78. Iwadono Castle
  79. Iwasaki Castle
  80. Iwaseyama Castle
  81. Iwaya Castle
  82. Izu Nagahama Castle
  83. Jindaiji Castle
  84. Jofukuji Castle
  85. Kaiden Castle
  86. Kakunodate Castle
  87. Kamioka Castle
  88. Kamitohno Castle
  89. Kanaiyama Castle
  90. Kanao Yogaisan Castle
  91. Kanayama Castle
  92. Kanbe Castle
  93. Kanegasaki Castle
  94. Kaneyama Castle (Mutsu)
  95. Kannonji Castle
  96. Karakai Castle
  97. Karasawayama Castle
  98. Kasashima Castle
  99. Kaseyama Castle
  100. Kashiwara Castle
  101. Kasugayama Castle
  102. Kasumi Castle
  103. Katakura Castle
  104. Katsunuma Castle
  105. Katsuren Castle
  106. Katsuura Castle
  107. Kawamura Castle
  108. Kawanoe Castle
  109. Kawashima Castle
  110. Kawawada Castle
  111. Kazurayama Castle
  112. Kikuchi Castle
  113. Kinojo
  114. Kirihara Castle
  115. Kisai Castle
  116. Kitanosho Castle
  117. Kiyosu Castle
  118. Kogane Castle
  119. Koibuchi Castle
  120. Kokokuji Castle
  121. Komaki Castle
  122. Konomine Castle
  123. Konosumiyama Castle
  124. Koshigoe Castle
  125. Koyama Castle
  126. Kozukue Castle
  127. Kuma Castle
  128. Kunohe Castle
  129. Kurobane Castle
  130. Kuwabara Castle
  131. Mariko Castle
  132. Masugatayama Castle
  133. Masujima Castle
  134. Masuo Castle
  135. Matsuida Castle
  136. Matsukura Castle
  137. Matsuo Castle
  138. Matsuyama Castle (Gunma)
  139. Matsuyama Castle (Saitama)
  140. Miharu Castle
  141. Mikawa Castle
  142. Minagawa Castle
  143. Minato Castle
  144. Minokubi Castle
  145. Minowa Castle
  146. Mizusawa Castle
  147. Moriya Castle
  148. Moriyama Castle
  149. Moroto Castle
  150. Motosakura Castle
  1. Mumo Castle
  2. Musashi Masugatayama Castle
  3. Mutsu Iwasaki Castle
  4. Mutsu Obama Castle
  5. Nagahama Castle
  6. Nagakubo Castle
  7. Nagashino Castle
  8. Nagurumi Castle
  9. Naka Castle
  10. Nakagusuku Castle
  11. Nakamura Castle
  12. Nakatsu Castle
  13. Nakijin Castle
  14. Nanao Castle
  15. Nanbata Castle
  16. Narisawa Castle
  17. Nasu Kanda Castle
  18. Natsukawa Castle
  19. Ne Castle
  20. Niitakayama Castle
  21. Nirayama Castle
  22. Nochiseyama Castle
  23. Oba Castle
  24. Obara Castle
  25. Obata Castle
  26. Obiki Castle
  27. Oda Castle
  28. Odaka Castle
  29. Odani Castle
  30. Odano Castle
  31. Oeda Castle
  32. Ogawa Castle
  33. Ogimachi Castle
  34. Ogoe Castle
  35. Ogura Castle
  36. Ohkusa Castle
  37. Okami Castle
  38. Okkoshi Castle
  39. Oko Castle
  40. Okusawa Castle
  41. Omi Hachiman Castle
  42. Omori Castle
  43. Onabuchi Castle
  44. Ono Castle
  45. Oogo Castle
  46. Oohara Castle
  47. Oomizo Castle
  48. Ori Castle
  49. Osaka Castle (Ibaraki)
  50. Otawara Castle
  51. Owari Ohno Castle
  52. Rikan Castle
  53. Saimyoji Castle
  54. Sakamoto Castle
  55. Sakasai Castle
  56. Sakata Castle
  57. Sanada Palace
  58. Sanadahonjo Castle
  59. Sannohe Castle
  60. Sano Castle
  61. Sasao Castle
  62. Sashiki Castle
  63. Seiryuin
  64. Sekinomori Castle
  65. Senpuku Castle
  66. Setagaya Castle
  67. Shakujii Castle
  68. Shigiyama Castle
  69. Shimizu Castle
  70. Shimotsui Castle
  71. Shinpu Castle
  72. Shiratori Castle
  73. Shirogane Yakata
  74. Shishiku Castle
  75. Shiwa Castle
  76. Shoryuji Castle
  77. Soma Nakamura Castle
  78. Sugaya Yakata
  79. Sugiyama Castle
  80. Sukegawakaibou Castle
  81. Sumoto Castle
  82. Sunomata Castle
  83. Suwahara Castle
  84. Taga Castle
  85. Tage Castle
  86. Tahara Castle
  87. Takai Castle
  88. Takane Castle
  89. Takatenjin Castle
  90. Takatome Castle
  91. Takatsuki Castle (Tokyo)
  92. Takayama Castle
  93. Takeda Castle
  94. Takenaka Jinya
  95. Taki Castle
  96. Takijiri Castle
  97. Takiyama Castle
  98. Tateyama Castle
  99. Tateyama Castle (Yamagata)
  100. Tatsugoyama Castle
  101. Tenjinyama Castle
  102. Tenpaku Castle
  103. Tobayama Castle
  104. Tobiyama Castle
  105. Tochigi Castle
  106. Toishi Castle
  107. Tojo Castle
  108. Tokiwa Castle
  109. Tokura Castle
  110. Tokushima Castle
  111. Tonomi-no-saku
  112. Torigoe Castle
  113. Torinji Castle
  114. Toyooka Castle
  115. Tsukikuma Castle
  116. Tsukui Castle
  117. Tsumagi Castle
  118. Tsumago Castle
  119. Tsuneyama Castle
  120. Tsutsujigasaki Palace
  121. Uda Matsuyama Castle
  122. Uehara Castle
  123. Ueshi Castle
  124. Urado Castle
  125. Ushiku Castle
  126. Usui Castle
  127. Usuida Shukuuchi Fort
  128. Usuki Castle
  129. Washi Castle
  130. Washio Castle
  131. Yagi Castle
  132. Yamabe Castle
  133. Yamagami Castle
  134. Yamagata Castle (Hitachi)
  135. Yamanaka Castle
  136. Yamazaki Castle
  137. Yanagawa Castle
  138. Yashima Castle
  139. Yasuda Castle
  140. Yato Castle
  141. Yogaisan Castle
  142. Yokoyama Castle
  143. Yonezawa Castle
  144. Yoshida Castle (Ibaraki)
  145. Yoshinogari
  146. Yumurayama Castle
  147. Yuzawa Castle
  148. Yuzuki Castle
  149. Zakimi Castle
  150. Zen Castle


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