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. Akasaka Jin'ya
  3. Akashi Castle
  4. Akayama Jin'ya
  5. Akizuki Castle
  6. Akizuki Domain South Detached Palace
  7. Ako Castle
  8. Amagasaki Castle
  9. Anjou Jin'ya
  10. Annaka Castle
  11. Ashimori Jin'ya
  12. Ashinoya Jin'ya
  13. Awaji Castle (Chikuma)
  14. Baba Yashiki
  15. Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
  16. Chamachi Battery (Obama Domain)
  17. Chimura Yashiki
  18. Dannoura Battery
  19. Eboshigata Castle
  20. Echizen Katsuyama Castle
  21. Echizen Ohno Castle
  22. Edo Castle
  23. Fujikake Jin'ya
  24. Fukuchiyama Castle
  25. Fukui Castle
  26. Fukuoka Castle
  27. Fukushima Castle (Echigo)
  28. Fukuyama Castle
  29. Funai Castle
  30. Garyuzan Castle
  31. Goryokaku Fort
  32. Ha Castle
  33. Hachimanshita Battery (Obama Domain)
  34. Hagi Castle
  35. Hagiwarasuwa Castle
  36. Hamada Castle
  37. Hamamatsu Castle
  38. Hazu Jin'ya
  39. Hekirichi Jinya
  40. Hikobe Yashiki
  41. Hikone Castle
  42. Himeji Castle
  43. Hirado Castle
  44. Hirata Yashiki
  45. Hirosaki Castle
  46. Hiroshima Castle
  47. Hitoyoshi Castle
  48. Hokkyu Jin'ya
  49. Horinouchi Yashiki
  50. Horiuchi Castle (Mikawa)
  51. Hosshouji Castle (Mikawa)
  52. Hyogo Castle
  53. Iba Palace
  54. Ide Yakata
  55. Iga Ueno Castle
  56. Iida Castle
  57. Iijima Jin'ya
  58. Imabari Castle
  59. Imai Jin'ya
  60. Inawashiro Castle
  61. Inuyama Castle
  62. Isawa Jin'ya
  63. Ishida Jin'ya
  64. Itoi Jin'ya
  65. Itoigawa Jinya
  66. Iwaki Taira Castle
  67. Iwakuni Castle
  68. Iwamura Castle
  69. Iwatsuki Castle
  70. Iyo Matsuyama Castle
  71. Izuki Jin'ya
  72. Izumi Jin'ya
  73. Izushi Castle
  74. Junhanshi Yashiki
  75. Kagoshima Castle
  76. Kaibara Jinya
  77. Kakegawa Castle
  78. Kameda Castle
  79. Kamegasaki Castle
  80. Kamei Castle
  81. Kameyama Battery
  82. Kameyama Castle
  83. Kaminoyama Castle
  84. Kamomegasaki Battery (Obama Domain)
  85. Kanazawa Castle
  86. Kanegasaki Battery (Obama Domain)
  87. Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate)
  88. Kano Castle
  89. Kanzeyamachi Battery (Obama Domain)
  90. Kanzou Yashiki
  91. Karasuyama Castle
  92. Karatsu Castle
  93. Kasama Castle
  94. Kashima Castle (Hizen)
  95. Kashiwabara Palace
  96. Katahara Castle (Mikawa)
  97. Katsunumashi Yakata
  98. Katsuyama Palace
  99. Kawagoe Castle
  100. Kawasaki Battery (Obama Domain)
  101. Kiga Jin'ya
  102. Kiridohshi Jin'ya
  103. Kishiwada Castle
  104. Kiso Daikansho
  105. Kitsuki Castle
  106. Kiyosaki Castle (Echigo)
  107. Kochi Castle
  108. Kofu Castle
  109. Kokura Castle
  110. Komatsu Castle
  111. Komoro Castle
  112. Koromo Castle
  113. Kubota Castle
  114. Kumamoto Castle
  115. Kuno Castle
  116. Kuroda Daikansho
  117. Kurokawashi Castle (Koka)
  118. Kurume Castle
  119. Kururi Castle
  120. Kushima Castle
  121. Kutsuki Izuminokami Jin'ya
  122. Kutsuki Shuzen Jin'ya
  123. Kuwai Castle (Mikawa)
  124. Kuwana Castle
  125. Maebashi Castle
  126. Maeda Battery
  127. Makabe Castle
  128. Makabe Jinya
  129. Marugame Castle
  130. Maruoka Castle
  131. Maruoka Castle (Dewa)
  132. Matsubara Battery (Obama Domain)
  133. Matsudaira Yakata
  134. Matsue Castle
  135. Matsugashita Battery (Obama Domain)
  136. Matsumae Castle
  137. Matsumoto Castle
  138. Matsusaka Castle
  139. Matsushiro Castle
  140. Mibu Castle
  141. Mihara Castle
  142. Mikawa Kou Jin'ya
  143. Mikazuki Jin'ya
  144. Minakuchi Castle
  145. Misaki Castle (Kuwana)
  146. Mito Castle
  147. Miyachi Yashiki
  148. Mizusawa Castle
  149. Momose Jin'ya
  150. Morioka Castle
  151. Motojuku Jin'ya
  152. Murakami Castle
  153. Muramatsu Castle
  154. Nabari Jinya
  155. Nabekura Castle
  156. Naegi Castle
  157. Nagaoka Castle
  158. Nagasawa Jin'ya
  159. Nagasawa Palace
  160. Nagasawa Yadahime Yashiki
  161. Nagashima Castle
  162. Nagata Jin'ya
  163. Nagoya Castle
  164. Nakano Jin'ya
  165. Nakanojou Jin'ya
  166. Nakata Yashiki
  167. Nakazaki Yashiki
  168. Nanokaichi Jin'ya
  169. Nihonmatsu Castle
  170. Nijo Castle
  171. Nijoko Castle
  172. Nirasaki Jin'ya
  173. Nirayama Daikansho
  174. Nishio Castle
  175. Niwase Castle
  176. Nobeoka Castle
  177. Norisada Jin'ya
  178. Numata Castle
  179. Obama Castle
  180. Obata Jin'ya
  181. Obi Castle
  182. Ochaya Yashiki
  183. Odawara Castle
  184. Ogaki Castle
  185. Ogurayama Castle
  186. Ohkubo Jin'ya (Mikawa)
  187. Ohmori Daikansho
  188. Ohshima Jin'ya
  189. Ojima Jin'ya
  190. Oka Castle
  191. Okayama Castle
  192. Okayama Jin'ya
  193. Okazaki Castle
  194. Okutono Jin'ya
  195. Osaka Castle
  196. Oshi Castle
  197. Oshirohama Battery (Obama Domain)
  198. Otaki Castle
  199. Ozu Castle
  200. Rokugawa Jin'ya
  201. Saga Castle
  202. Sagaki Jin'ya
  203. Sagara Castle
  204. Saiki Castle
  205. Sakuma Yakata
  206. Sakura Castle
  207. Sakura Castle (Aichi)
  208. Saraki Jin'ya
  209. Sarushima Battery Island
  210. Sasayama Castle
  211. Sasayama Shuzan Daikansho
  212. Sekiyado Castle
  213. Sendai Castle
  214. Sengoku Yakata
  215. Shachinomi Jin'ya
  216. Shibata Castle
  217. Shichinohe Castle
  218. Shigehara Jin'ya
  219. Shimabara Castle
  220. Shimada Jin'ya
  221. Shimizu Jin'ya
  222. Shinagawa Battery Islands
  223. Shingu Castle
  224. Shinshiro Castle
  225. Shiojiri Jin'ya
  226. Shirakawa Castle
  227. Shiroishi Castle
  228. Shiryokaku Fort
  229. Shishido Jin'ya
  230. Shuri Castle
  231. Shuukouan'ura Battery (Obama Domain)
  232. Sonobe Castle
  233. Suibara Daikansho
  234. Sunpu Castle
  235. Suwa Ohhouri Yakata
  236. Suzaki Battery
  237. Tagayashi Yakata
  238. Takada Castle (Niigata)
  239. Takada Castle (Okayama)
  240. Takaino Jin'ya
  241. Takamatsu Castle
  242. Takamuro Yashiki
  243. Takaoka Castle
  244. Takasaki Castle
  245. Takashima Castle
  246. Takasu Castle (Mino)
  247. Takato Castle
  248. Takatori Castle
  249. Takatsuki Castle
  250. Takayama Jin'ya
  251. Takenoya Jin'ya
  252. Tamaru Castle
  253. Tanabe Castle
  254. Tanabe Castle (Wakayama)
  255. Tanagura Castle
  256. Tanaka Castle
  257. Tanaka Tadamasa Yashiki
  258. Tanba Kameyama Castle
  259. Tanokuchi Jin'ya
  260. Tarui Castle
  261. Tatebayashi Castle
  262. Tatsuno Castle
  263. Tatsuoka Castle
  264. Tayasu Jin'ya
  265. Toba Castle
  266. Tokumi Jin'ya
  267. Tomioka Castle
  268. Tomioka Jin'ya
  269. Tomo Castle
  270. Toro Jin'ya (Mikawa)
  271. Tottori Castle
  272. Toyama Castle
  273. Toyokawa Castle
  274. Toyooka Jinya
  275. Tsu Castle
  276. Tsuchiura Castle
  277. Tsurugaoka Castle
  278. Tsuwano Castle
  279. Tsuyama Castle
  280. Ueda Castle
  281. Umiteura Battery (Obama Domain)
  282. Ushiku Jinya
  283. Utsunomiya Castle
  284. Uwajima Castle
  285. Wakamatsu Castle (Azumi)
  286. Wakamiko Castle
  287. Wakayama Castle
  288. Yamaga Jin'ya
  289. Yamagata Castle
  290. Yamaguchi Castle
  291. Yamaguchi Yashiki
  292. Yamamoto Jin'ya
  293. Yamato Koriyama Castle
  294. Yamura Jin'ya
  295. Yasuda Castle (Echigo)
  296. Yatsushiro Castle
  297. Yatsushiro Yashiki
  298. Yodo Castle
  299. Yoita Jin'ya
  300. Yokosuka Castle
  301. Yokote Castle
  302. Yonago Castle
  303. Yoshida Castle
  304. Yoshimizu Jinya
  305. Yunagaya Jin'ya
  306. Zeze Castle
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