Edo Period

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Edo Period / 江戸時代

This is a subtype of Historical Period

This category includes all those castles that were active in the Edo Period. At the beginning of the Edo Period the "One Castle Per Province" edict forced the abandonment of thousands of smaller castles throughout Japan. The castles that remained into the Edo Period or were newly built in the Edo Period saw many changes to their construction compared to earlier castles. Since a lord could only have one castle, it tended to be bigger. Castles also shifted to Hilltops or Plains from the mountains to make them more accessible and easier to govern from. As techniques improved you would see also bigger stone walls, wider moats to prevent gunfire, and larger main keeps. Some of these techniques were developed at the end of the Sengoku Period in places like Azuchi Castle and Osaka Castle but they really became most widespread in the Edo Period to the point where you could say they were standard features of Edo Period castles.

Edo Period castles also includes a subset of fortifications called jin'ya. Jin'ya are basically fortified government offices. They were built for small domains (generally less than 30,000 koku of rice) where the lord did not have the qualifications to be a "castle lord." These were called "castleless lords" or "jin'ya lords". Jin'ya were also established for domains, like Takayama (see Takayama Jin'ya), that were directly under control of the Tokugawa government. Jin'ya are often listed as castles in castle books and materials.

There were 300 provinces (with some minor changes through the period) in the Edo Period, so you could say that in the Edo Period alone there were 300 active castles (including a handful of jin'ya). For people who are new to visiting Japanese castles or whose image of Japanese castles is Himeji Castle these Edo Period castles are a good place to start on this adventure. With a few exceptions, all castles labelled as Edo Period in here are mostly cataloged in these books about the Edo Period castles of the 300 Han Castles and Jin'ya of 300 Edo Period Domains - East Japan (図説江戸三百藩「城と陣屋 (東国編)) and Castles and Jin'ya of 300 Edo Period Domains - West Japan (図説江戸三百藩「城と陣屋」(西国編)).

Castles with Edo Period
  1. Aizu Wakamatsu Castle
  2. Akashi Castle
  3. Akizuki Castle
  4. Akizuki Domain South Detached Palace
  5. Ako Castle
  6. Amagasaki Castle
  7. Annaka Castle
  8. Ashimori Jin'ya
  9. Azumi Wakamatsu Castle
  10. Baba Yashiki
  11. Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
  12. Chikuma Awaji Castle
  13. Chimura Yashiki
  14. Dannoura Battery
  15. Echigo Fukushima Castle
  16. Echigo Kiyosaki Castle
  17. Echizen Katsuyama Castle
  18. Echizen Ohno Castle
  19. Edo Castle
  20. Fukuchiyama Castle
  21. Fukui Castle
  22. Fukuoka Castle
  23. Fukuyama Castle
  24. Funai Castle
  25. Goryokaku Fort
  26. Hagi Castle
  27. Hagiwarasuwa Castle
  28. Hamada Castle
  29. Hamamatsu Castle
  30. Hekirichi Jinya
  31. Hikobe Yashiki
  32. Hikone Castle
  33. Himeji Castle
  34. Hirado Castle
  35. Hirata Yashiki
  36. Hirosaki Castle
  37. Hiroshima Castle
  38. Hitoyoshi Castle
  39. Hizen Kashima Castle
  40. Horinouchi Yashiki
  41. Hyogo Castle
  42. Iba Palace
  43. Iga Ueno Castle
  44. Iida Castle
  45. Iijima Jin'ya
  46. Imabari Castle
  47. Imai Jin'ya
  48. Inawashiro Castle
  49. Inuyama Castle
  50. Isawa Jin'ya
  51. Itoi Jin'ya
  52. Itoigawa Jinya
  53. Iwaki Taira Castle
  54. Iwakuni Castle
  55. Iwamura Castle
  56. Iwatsuki Castle
  57. Iyo Matsuyama Castle
  58. Izuki Jin'ya
  59. Izumi Jin'ya
  60. Izushi Castle
  61. Kagoshima Castle
  62. Kaibara Jinya
  63. Kakegawa Castle
  64. Kameda Castle
  65. Kamei Castle
  66. Kameyama Battery
  67. Kameyama Castle
  68. Kaminoyama Castle
  69. Kanazawa Castle
  70. Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate)
  71. Kano Castle
  72. Kanzou Yashiki
  73. Karasuyama Castle
  74. Karatsu Castle
  75. Kasama Castle
  76. Kashiwabara Palace
  77. Katsunumashi Yakata
  78. Katsuyama Palace
  79. Kawagoe Castle
  80. Kishiwada Castle
  81. Kiso Daikansho
  82. Kitsuki Castle
  83. Kochi Castle
  84. Kofu Castle
  85. Kokura Castle
  86. Komatsu Castle
  87. Komoro Castle
  88. Koromo Castle
  89. Kubota Castle
  90. Kumamoto Castle
  91. Kurume Castle
  92. Kururi Castle
  93. Kushima Castle
  94. Kutsuki Izuminokami Jin'ya
  95. Kutsuki Shuzen Jin'ya
  96. Kuwana Castle
  97. Maebashi Castle
  98. Maeda Battery
  99. Makabe Castle
  100. Makabe Jinya
  101. Marugame Castle
  102. Maruoka Castle
  103. Matsudaira Yakata
  104. Matsue Castle
  105. Matsumae Castle
  106. Matsumoto Castle
  107. Matsusaka Castle
  108. Matsushiro Castle
  109. Mibu Castle
  110. Mihara Castle
  111. Minakuchi Castle
  112. Mito Castle
  113. Mizusawa Castle
  114. Momose Jin'ya
  115. Morioka Castle
  116. Murakami Castle
  117. Nabari Jinya
  118. Nabekura Castle
  119. Naegi Castle
  120. Nagaoka Castle
  121. Nagashima Castle
  122. Nagoya Castle
  123. Nakano Jin'ya
  124. Nakanojou Jin'ya
  125. Nakata Yashiki
  126. Nakazaki Yashiki
  127. Nanokaichi Jin'ya
  128. Nihonmatsu Castle
  129. Nijo Castle
  130. Nijoko Castle
  131. Nirasaki Jin'ya
  132. Nirayama Daikansho
  133. Nishio Castle
  134. Niwase Castle
  135. Nobeoka Castle
  136. Numata Castle
  137. Obama Castle
  138. Obata Jin'ya
  139. Obi Castle
  140. Odawara Castle
  141. Ogaki Castle
  142. Ogurayama Castle
  143. Ohmori Daikansho
  144. Ojima Jin'ya
  145. Oka Castle
  146. Okayama Castle
  147. Okazaki Castle
  148. Osaka Castle
  149. Oshi Castle
  150. Otaki Castle
  151. Ozu Castle
  152. Rokugawa Jin'ya
  153. Saga Castle
  154. Sagara Castle
  155. Saiki Castle
  156. Sakura Castle
  157. Sakura Castle (Aichi)
  158. Saraki Jin'ya
  159. Sarushima Battery Island
  160. Sasayama Castle
  161. Sasayama Shuzan Daikansho
  162. Sekiyado Castle
  163. Sendai Castle
  164. Sengoku Yakata
  165. Shibata Castle
  166. Shichinohe Castle
  167. Shimabara Castle
  168. Shimizu Jin'ya
  169. Shinagawa Battery Islands
  170. Shingu Castle
  171. Shinshiro Castle
  172. Shiojiri Jin'ya
  173. Shirakawa Castle
  174. Shiroishi Castle
  175. Shiryokaku Fort
  176. Shishido Jin'ya
  177. Shuri Castle
  178. Sonobe Castle
  179. Sunpu Castle
  180. Suzaki Battery
  181. Tagayashi Yakata
  182. Takada Castle (Niigata)
  183. Takada Castle (Okayama)
  184. Takaino Jin'ya
  185. Takamatsu Castle
  186. Takamuro Yashiki
  187. Takaoka Castle
  188. Takasaki Castle
  189. Takashima Castle
  190. Takato Castle
  191. Takatori Castle
  192. Takatsuki Castle
  193. Takayama Jin'ya
  194. Tamaru Castle
  195. Tanabe Castle
  196. Tanabe Castle (Wakayama)
  197. Tanagura Castle
  198. Tanaka Castle
  199. Tanaka Tadamasa Yashiki
  200. Tanba Kameyama Castle
  201. Tanokuchi Jin'ya
  202. Tarui Castle
  203. Tatebayashi Castle
  204. Tatsuno Castle
  205. Tatsuoka Castle
  206. Tayasu Jin'ya
  207. Toba Castle
  208. Tokumi Jin'ya
  209. Tomioka Castle
  210. Tomioka Jin'ya
  211. Tottori Castle
  212. Toyama Castle
  213. Toyooka Jinya
  214. Tsu Castle
  215. Tsuchiura Castle
  216. Tsuwano Castle
  217. Tsuyama Castle
  218. Ueda Castle
  219. Ushiku Jinya
  220. Utsunomiya Castle
  221. Uwajima Castle
  222. Wakamiko Castle
  223. Wakayama Castle
  224. Yamagata Castle
  225. Yamaguchi Castle
  226. Yamaguchi Yashiki
  227. Yamato Koriyama Castle
  228. Yamura Jin'ya
  229. Yatsushiro Castle
  230. Yatsushiro Yashiki
  231. Yodo Castle
  232. Yokosuka Castle
  233. Yokote Castle
  234. Yonago Castle
  235. Yoshida Castle
  236. Yoshimizu Jinya
  237. Yunagaya Jin'ya
  238. Zeze Castle
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