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