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