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 Nishimaki Castle
  32. Azumi Nishiyama Castle
  33. Azumi Taya Castle
  34. Bingo Kouyama Castle
  35. Bitchu Takamatsu Castle
  36. Chiba Castle
  37. Chigasaki Castle
  38. Chihaya Castle
  39. Chikuma Kushiki Castle
  40. Chikuma Osaka Castle
  41. Chikuma Takasu Castle
  42. Chikuma Takayama Castle
  43. Chikuma Takeda Castle
  44. Chikuma Ueda Castle
  45. Chikuma Uenoyama Castle
  46. Chikuzen Fukutake Castle
  47. Chikuzen Sakata Castle
  48. Chiran Castle
  49. Chofuku Castle
  50. Chojayama Castle
  51. Choshoin Yakata
  52. Choujayashiki Yakata
  53. Dainenji Yakata
  54. Ema Yakata
  55. Fujihashi Castle (Tokyo)
  56. Fujita Castle
  57. Fukazawa Castle
  58. Fukuoji Yakata
  59. Fukushima Castle
  60. Fukuyo Castle
  61. Funaoka Castle
  62. Funaokayama Castle
  63. Funayama Castle
  64. Funehiki Castle
  65. Furuwatari Castle
  66. Fushimi Castle
  67. Futamata Castle
  68. Futoge Castle
  69. Futohyama Castle
  70. Ganjaku Castle
  71. Gassan Toda Castle
  72. Gifu Castle
  73. Gion Castle
  74. Gobara Castle
  75. Gochaku Castle
  76. Gokan Castle
  77. Gongenzawa Castle
  78. Gujo Hachiman Castle
  79. Haba Castle
  80. Hachigata Castle
  81. Hachikenchōja Castle
  82. Hachinohe Castle
  83. Hachioji Castle
  84. Haga Castle
  85. Hagikura Fort
  86. Haibara Castle
  87. Hakusan Castle
  88. Hakusan Castle (Harima)
  89. Hanakuma Castle
  90. Hanamaki Castle
  91. Hanawa Castle
  92. Hanazawa Yakata
  93. Hanazono Castle
  94. Hanazono Mitake Castle
  95. Hanishina Terao Castle
  96. Haranomoto Castle
  97. Hasedo Castle
  98. Hatakenaka Yakata
  99. Hatayama Castle
  100. Hatsuzawa Castle
  101. Hayaotoshi Castle
  102. Hayashikojo Castle
  103. Hayashiohjo Castle
  104. Hida Kojima Castle
  105. Hikuma Castle
  106. Hirai Castle
  107. Hirai Kanayama Castle
  108. Hirase Castle
  109. Hirase Yakata
  110. Hisawa Castle
  111. Hishakuyama Castle
  112. Hitachi Takekuma Castle
  113. Hitachi Yorii Castle
  114. Hizen Nagoya Castle
  115. Hodarakuji Castle
  116. Honshouji Castle
  117. Horigane Yakata
  118. Hotaka Yakata
  119. Hotta no Saku
  120. Houzouji Yakata
  121. Hyakusaiji Castle
  122. Ibaraki Castle
  123. Ibuka Castle
  124. Ichijodani Castle
  125. Ichinomiya Castle
  126. Igawa Castle
  127. Iida Fort
  128. Iinawa Castle
  129. Iino-Taira Castle
  130. Iinuma Castle
  131. Ikeda Castle
  132. Imai Castle
  133. Ina Akasu Castle
  134. Ina Castle
  135. Ina Inamura Castle
  136. Ina Joumura Castle
  137. Ina Kasuga Castle
  138. Ina Kitano Castle
  139. Ina Kiyomizu Castle
  140. Ina Koide Castle
  141. Ina Kokuro Castle
  142. Ina Korin Castle
  143. Ina Kurata Castle
  144. Ina Matsuo Castle
  145. Ina Matsushima Castle
  146. Ina Minowa Castle
  147. Ina Muraoka Castle
  148. Ina Nakagome Castle
  149. Ina Ohkubo Castle
  150. Ina Omotegi Castle
  151. Ina Shimono Castle
  152. Ina Sokura Castle
  153. Ina Suganuma Castle
  154. Ina Suzuoka Castle
  155. Ina Takada Castle
  156. Ina Tanagi Castle
  157. Ina Tanaka Castle
  158. Ina Yasuoka Castle
  159. Inamurafuru Castle
  160. Inaniwa Castle
  161. Inatsuke Castle
  162. Innoshima Suigun castle
  163. Inuinofuru Castle
  164. Inukai Castle
  165. Inukai Yakata
  166. Ioyama Castle
  167. Isawa Castle
  168. Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle
  169. Ishigami Castle
  170. Isobe Castle
  171. Itami Castle
  172. Itazuke Moated Settlement
  173. Itousakaue Fort
  174. Iwabitsu Castle
  175. Iwadono Castle
  176. Iwaoka Yakata
  177. Iwasaki Castle
  178. Iwaseyama Castle
  179. Iwaya Castle
  180. Izu Nagahama Castle
  181. Jindaiji Castle
  182. Jofukuji Castle
  183. Joujou Castle
  184. Joumurafuru Castle
  185. Jounoue Fort
  186. Jurakudai
  187. Kaiden Castle
  188. Kakunodate Castle
  189. Kamaenohaka Yakata
  190. Kamaian Yakata
  191. Kamimakifuru Castle
  192. Kamioka Castle
  193. Kamitohno Castle
  194. Kanaiyama Castle
  195. Kanao Yogaisan Castle
  196. Kanayama Castle
  197. Kanbe Castle
  198. Kanegasaki Castle
  199. Kaneyama Castle (Mutsu)
  200. Kannonji Castle
  201. Karakai Castle
  202. Karasawayama Castle
  203. Kariya Castle
  204. Kasane Castle
  205. Kasashima Castle
  206. Kaseyama Castle
  207. Kashiwara Castle
  208. Kasugayama Castle
  209. Kasumi Castle
  210. Katakura Castle
  211. Katsumoto Castle
  212. Katsunuma Castle
  213. Katsuren Castle
  214. Katsuura Castle
  215. Katsuyama Castle (Tsuru)
  216. Kawamura Castle
  217. Kawanoe Castle
  218. Kawashima Castle
  219. Kawawada Castle
  220. Kazurayama Castle
  221. Kikkawa Motoharu Yakata
  222. Kikuchi Castle
  223. Kinojo
  224. Kirihara Castle
  225. Kisai Castle
  226. Kita Kumai Castle
  227. Kitabatakeshi Yakata
  228. Kitanosho Castle
  229. Kiyosu Castle
  230. Kogane Castle
  231. Koibuchi Castle
  232. Koike Fort
  233. Koiwatake Castle
  234. Koka-Aoki Castle
  235. Kokokuji Castle
  236. Komaki Castle
  237. Konomine Castle
  238. Konosumiyama Castle
  239. Koriyama Castle (Hiroshima)
  240. Koshigoe Castle
  241. Koumyouji Yakata
  242. Koya Yakata
  243. Koyama Castle
  244. Kozukue Castle
  245. Kuma Castle
  246. Kumagura Yakata
  247. Kunohe Castle
  248. Kurita Castle
  249. Kurobane Castle
  250. Kuroi Castle
  251. Kutsukake Castle
  252. Kuwabara Castle
  253. Kuwagatahara Fort
  254. Kyoutoshin Castle
  255. Machita Yakata
  256. Magome Castle
  257. Mamabe Castle
  258. Manago Castle
  259. Mariko Castle
  260. Marune Fort
  261. Maruyama Yakata
  262. Masugatayama Castle
  263. Masujima Castle
  264. Masuo Castle
  265. Matsudaira Castle
  266. Matsuida Castle
  267. Matsukura Castle
  268. Matsuo Castle
  269. Matsuyama Castle (Gunma)
  270. Matsuyama Castle (Saitama)
  271. Miharu Castle
  272. Mikawa Castle
  273. Mikawa Hime Castle
  274. Miki Castle
  275. Minagawa Castle
  276. Minakuchi-Okayama Castle
  277. Minami Kumai Castle
  278. Minami Majino Castle
  279. Minami Sakaide Castle
  280. Minamoto no Tsunemoto Yakata
  281. Minato Castle
  282. Minochi Aiki Castle
  283. Minochi Hirabayashi Castle
  284. Minochi Kirihara Castle
  285. Minochi Masugata Castle
  286. Minochi Nakazawa Castle
  287. Minochi Oshigane Castle
  288. Minokubi Castle
  289. Minowa Castle
  290. Misonoko Castle
  291. Miyahara Castle
  292. Miyao Castle
  293. Mizuban Castle
  294. Mizuki
  295. Mogusa Castle
  296. Moriya Castle
  297. Moriyama Castle
  298. Moroto Castle
  299. Motosakura Castle
  300. Motosu Castle
  301. Mukaihaguroyama Castle
  302. Mukaijima Castle
  303. Mumo Castle
  304. Musashi Masugatayama Castle
  305. Mutsu Iwasaki Castle
  306. Mutsu Obama Castle
  307. Myogi Castle
  308. Myokian Yakata
  309. Myoukenji Castle
  310. Nagabayashi Fort
  311. Nagahama Castle
  312. Nagakubo Castle
  313. Nagasakaue Fort
  314. Nagashima Castle
  315. Nagashino Castle
  316. Nagisa Castle
  317. Nagurumi Castle
  318. Najima Castle
  319. Naka Castle
  320. Nakagaya Yakata
  321. Nakagusuku Castle
  322. Nakahara Yakata
  323. Nakajima Fort
  324. Nakamura Castle
  325. Nakamura Yakata
  326. Nakasai Castle
  327. Nakatou Castle
  328. Nakatsu Castle
  329. Nakijin Castle
  330. Nanao Castle
  331. Nanbata Castle
  332. Nariai Yakata
  333. Narisawa Castle
  334. Narumi Castle
  335. Nasu Kanda Castle
  336. Nata Castle
  337. Natsukawa Castle
  338. Ne Castle
  339. Negoya Castle
  340. Nemuro Hanto Chashi Ato Gun
  341. Niitakayama Castle
  342. Nijo Castle (Tochigi)
  343. Nirayama Castle
  344. Nishijo Castle
  345. Nishikata Castle
  346. Nishina Castle
  347. Nochiseyama Castle
  348. Oba Castle
  349. Obara Castle
  350. Obata Castle
  351. Obiki Castle
  352. Oda Castle
  353. Odaka Castle
  354. Odani Castle
  355. Odano Castle
  356. Odoi
  357. Odori Castle
  358. Oeda Castle
  359. Ogawa Castle
  360. Ogimachi Castle
  361. Ogoe Castle
  362. Oguchi Castle
  363. Ogura Castle
  364. Ogyu Castle
  365. Oh'ide Castle
  366. Oh'idefuru Castle
  367. Ohguma Castle
  368. Ohikemurayama Castle
  369. Ohkusa Castle
  370. Ohmine Castle
  371. Ohtsuma Yakata
  372. Oike Fort
  373. Okami Castle
  374. Okiyama Fort
  375. Okkoshi Castle
  376. Oko Castle
  377. Okusawa Castle
  378. Omi Hachiman Castle
  379. Omori Castle
  380. Onabuchi Castle
  381. Oniba Castle
  382. Ono Castle
  383. Oogo Castle
  384. Oohara Castle
  385. Oomizo Castle
  386. Ori Castle
  387. Osaka Castle (Ibaraki)
  388. Ota Yakata
  389. Otawara Castle
  390. Owari Asahi Castle
  391. Owari Gakuden Castle
  392. Owari Haguro Castle
  393. Owari Ohno Castle
  394. Rikan Castle
  395. Ryusenji Castle
  396. Saimyoji Castle
  397. Sakamoto Castle
  398. Sakasai Castle
  399. Sakata Castle
  400. Sakurai Castle
  401. Sakurazakaue Fort
  402. Sanada Palace
  403. Sanadahonjo Castle
  404. Sannohe Castle
  405. Sano Castle
  406. Sarashina Inariyama Castle
  407. Sarashina Osaka Castle
  408. Sasao Castle
  409. Sashiki Castle
  410. Sasou Castle
  411. Sawayama Castle
  412. Seirin Fort
  413. Seiryuin
  414. Seiryuji Yakata
  415. Sekidosan Castle
  416. Sekinomori Castle
  417. Senpuku Castle
  418. Setagaya Castle
  419. Shakujii Castle
  420. Shigetsu Fushimi Castle
  421. Shigiyama Castle
  422. Shimizu Castle
  423. Shimomakifuru Castle
  424. Shimosaka Yakata
  425. Shimotsui Castle
  426. Shimura Castle
  427. Shinano Asada Castle
  428. Shinano Chausuyama Castle
  429. Shinpu Castle
  430. Shiozaki Castle
  431. Shiozakishin Castle
  432. Shiratori Castle
  433. Shirogane Yakata
  434. Shishiku Castle
  435. Shiwa Castle
  436. Shoryuji Castle
  437. Soma Nakamura Castle
  438. Sugaya Yakata
  439. Suginome Castle
  440. Sugiyama Castle
  441. Sukegawakaibou Castle
  442. Sumoto Castle
  443. Sunomata Castle
  444. Suwa Imori Castle
  445. Suwa Kami Castle
  446. Suwa Kaneko Castle
  447. Suwa Osaka Castle
  448. Suwa Owa Castle
  449. Suwa Sakura Castle
  450. Suwa Shimo Castle
  451. Suwa Takagi Castle
  452. Suwa Takei Castle
  453. Suwa Tezuka Castle
  454. Suwa-Hanaoka Castle
  455. Suwa-Okaya Castle
  456. Suwahara Castle
  457. Taga Castle
  458. Tage Castle
  459. Tahara Castle
  460. Takagifuru Castle
  461. Takagiuchi Castle
  462. Takaharasuwa Castle
  463. Takahata Castle
  464. Takai Castle
  465. Takamifuru Castle
  466. Takane Castle
  467. Takao Castle
  468. Takasaka Yakata
  469. Takashimako Castle
  470. Takatenjin Castle
  471. Takatome Castle
  472. Takatsuki Castle (Tokyo)
  473. Takayama Castle (Gifu)
  474. Takayama Castle (Hiroshima)
  475. Takeda Castle
  476. Takei Castle
  477. Takenaka Jinya
  478. Taki Castle
  479. Takijiri Castle
  480. Takiyama Castle
  481. Tange Fort
  482. Tateyama Castle
  483. Tateyama Castle (Yamagata)
  484. Tatsugoyama Castle
  485. Tenjinyama Castle
  486. Tenjinyama Castle (Hiroshima)
  487. Tenpaku Castle
  488. Terao Chausuyama Castle
  489. Terao Naka Castle
  490. Teusuyama Fort
  491. To-no-oka
  492. Toba Yakata
  493. Tobayama Castle
  494. Tobiyama Castle
  495. Tochigi Castle
  496. Todoroki Castle
  497. Todoroki Yakata
  498. Todoroki Yashiki
  499. Toishi Castle
  500. Tojo Castle
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