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


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