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. Miyao
  147. Mizusawa Castle
  148. Moriya Castle
  149. Moriyama Castle
  150. Moroto Castle
  151. Motosakura Castle
  152. Motosu Castle
  153. Mukaihaguroyama Castle
  154. Mumo Castle
  155. Musashi Masugatayama Castle
  156. Mutsu Iwasaki Castle
  157. Mutsu Obama Castle
  158. Nagahama Castle
  159. Nagakubo Castle
  160. Nagashino Castle
  161. Nagurumi Castle
  162. Naka Castle
  163. Nakagusuku Castle
  164. Nakamura Castle
  165. Nakatsu Castle
  166. Nakijin Castle
  167. Nanao Castle
  168. Nanbata Castle
  169. Narisawa Castle
  170. Nasu Kanda Castle
  171. Natsukawa Castle
  172. Ne Castle
  173. Nemuro Hanto Chashi Ato Gun
  174. Niitakayama Castle
  175. Nirayama Castle
  176. Nochiseyama Castle
  177. Oba Castle
  178. Obara Castle
  179. Obata Castle
  180. Obiki Castle
  181. Oda Castle
  182. Odaka Castle
  183. Odani Castle
  184. Odano Castle
  185. Oeda Castle
  186. Ogawa Castle
  187. Ogimachi Castle
  188. Ogoe Castle
  189. Ogura Castle
  190. Ohkusa Castle
  191. Okami Castle
  192. Okkoshi Castle
  193. Oko Castle
  194. Okusawa Castle
  195. Omi Hachiman Castle
  196. Omori Castle
  197. Onabuchi Castle
  198. Ono Castle
  199. Oogo Castle
  200. Oohara Castle
  201. Oomizo Castle
  202. Ori Castle
  203. Osaka Castle (Ibaraki)
  204. Otawara Castle
  205. Owari Ohno Castle
  206. Rikan Castle
  207. Saimyoji Castle
  208. Sakamoto Castle
  209. Sakasai Castle
  210. Sakata Castle
  211. Sanada Palace
  212. Sanadahonjo Castle
  213. Sannohe Castle
  214. Sano Castle
  215. Sasao Castle
  216. Sashiki Castle
  217. Seiryuin
  218. Sekinomori Castle
  219. Senpuku Castle
  220. Setagaya Castle
  221. Shakujii Castle
  222. Shigiyama Castle
  223. Shimizu Castle
  224. Shimotsui Castle
  225. Shinpu Castle
  226. Shiratori Castle
  227. Shirogane Yakata
  228. Shishiku Castle
  229. Shiwa Castle
  230. Shoryuji Castle
  231. Soma Nakamura Castle
  232. Sugaya Yakata
  233. Suginome Castle
  234. Sugiyama Castle
  235. Sukegawakaibou Castle
  236. Sumoto Castle
  237. Sunomata Castle
  238. Suwahara Castle
  239. Taga Castle
  240. Tage Castle
  241. Tahara Castle
  242. Takai Castle
  243. Takane Castle
  244. Takatenjin Castle
  245. Takatome Castle
  246. Takatsuki Castle (Tokyo)
  247. Takayama Castle
  248. Takeda Castle
  249. Takenaka Jinya
  250. Taki Castle
  251. Takijiri Castle
  252. Takiyama Castle
  253. Tateyama Castle
  254. Tateyama Castle (Yamagata)
  255. Tatsugoyama Castle
  256. Tenjinyama Castle
  257. Tenpaku Castle
  258. Tobayama Castle
  259. Tobiyama Castle
  260. Tochigi Castle
  261. Toishi Castle
  262. Tojo Castle
  263. Tokiwa Castle
  264. Tokura Castle
  265. Tokushima Castle
  266. Tonomi-no-saku
  267. Torigoe Castle
  268. Torinji Castle
  269. Toyooka Castle
  270. Tsukikuma Castle
  271. Tsukui Castle
  272. Tsumagi Castle
  273. Tsumago Castle
  274. Tsuneyama Castle
  275. Tsutsujigasaki Palace
  276. Uda Matsuyama Castle
  277. Uehara Castle
  278. Ueshi Castle
  279. Urado Castle
  280. Ushiku Castle
  281. Usui Castle
  282. Usuida Shukuuchi Fort
  283. Usuki Castle
  284. Washi Castle
  285. Washio Castle
  286. Yagi Castle
  287. Yamabe Castle
  288. Yamagami Castle
  289. Yamagata Castle (Hitachi)
  290. Yamanaka Castle
  291. Yamazaki Castle
  292. Yanagawa Castle
  293. Yashima Castle
  294. Yasuda Castle
  295. Yato Castle
  296. Yogaisan Castle
  297. Yokoyama Castle
  298. Yonezawa Castle
  299. Yoshida Castle (Ibaraki)
  300. Yoshinogari
  301. Yumurayama Castle
  302. Yuzawa Castle
  303. Yuzuki Castle
  304. Zakimi Castle
  305. Zen Castle
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