Fortified Manor

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Fortified Manor / 居館

This is a subtype of Castle Type

Fortified Manors (居館, kyokan) are the fortified residences of powerful local leaders and samurai. They are typically simple rectangular fortifications with a moat and earthen embankment, or sometimes stone walls. In Japanese they are often called Yashiki or Yakata. Many of these Fortified Manors are from the Heian and Kamakura Periods, before castles enlarged and developed to include quarters for samurai and other powerful local lords. In the Sengoku Period you often see the pair of a fortified manor at the foot of the mountain for everyday use and a mountaintop castle for use in times of unrest. Kazurayama Castle is one such good example and so is the Sanada Palace / Sanadahonjo Castle pair.

Some might ask if such Fortified Manors are really castles. The definition of "castle" in Japanese is actually vague. It is simply a fortification to help protect from one's enemies. This includes everything from the earliest fortified villages (Yoshinogari) to primarily political centers (Taga Castle) to smoke signal towers (noroshidai) or even fortified towns like Kamakura which itself was called Kamakura Castle at one point. The military purpose and defensive fortifications are what separates these from ordinary homes. This distinction is also separates them from Samurai Homes of the Edo Period, which were strictly controlled by local lords and did not have castle-like defenses such as embankments or trenches.

There is a frequently used Japanese castle term 城館 (jokan), which includes the characters for both castle (城) and fortified manors (館) that clearly covers both. There are also a few yakata in the Top 100 Castles and Next 100 Castles.

Castles with Fortified Manor
  1. Aburakawa Nobue Yashiki
  2. Aida Yakata
  3. Ainuta Fort
  4. Akagi Yakata
  5. Akazawashi Yakata
  6. Amari Yakata
  7. Amemiya Yashiki
  8. Amino Shingozaemon Yashiki
  9. Amino Yashiki
  10. Anrakuji Yakata
  11. Aoyagi Yakata
  12. Asahara Yakata
  13. Asama Palace
  14. Asama Yakata
  15. Ashikagashi Yakata
  16. Azumi Futatsugi Castle
  17. Azumi Horinouchi Yakata
  18. Azumi Mondo Castle
  19. Azumi Ogiwara Yakata
  20. Azumi Shimizu Yakata
  21. Azumi Uchibori Yakata
  22. Azumi Uyama Yakata
  23. Baba Yashiki
  24. Beffu Castle (Koka)
  25. Bizenhara Yakata
  26. Bushihara Fort
  27. Chikuma Awaji Castle
  28. Chikuma Nakajou Yakata
  29. Chikuma Saburouhora Castle
  30. Chikuma Uchi Castle
  31. Chimura Yashiki
  32. Choujaike Yakata
  33. Choujayashiki Yakata
  34. Choushouin Yakata
  35. Dainenji Yakata
  36. Daiun'in Doi
  37. Echi Hatada Castle
  38. Echi Hirai Castle
  39. Echi Kitabodaiji Castle
  40. Echi Shimozato Castle
  41. Echi Touendou Castle
  42. Echi Yamori Castle
  43. Eimeiin Fort
  44. Ema Yakata
  45. Fujimaki Yashiki
  46. Fukakusa Yakata
  47. Fukuouji Yakata
  48. Fukuzawa Yakata
  49. Furuhata Yakata
  50. Furujou Yakata
  51. Furumaya Yakata
  52. Fuseyachouja Yakata
  53. Futatsu Bungonokami Yakata
  54. Gamou Ikeda Yakata
  55. Gamou Kongouji Castle
  56. Gamou Kounoshou Castle
  57. Gamou Osada Castle
  58. Gamou Tsuda Castle
  59. Ganshouin Yakata
  60. Gongen Yakata
  61. Gongenzawa Castle
  62. Habauehori Yashiki
  63. Hanazawa Yakata
  64. Hatakenaka Yakata
  65. Hatta Yashiki
  66. Hayashi Kohee Yashiki
  67. Higashi Wada Castle
  68. Hikidono Yashiki
  69. Hikobe Yashiki
  70. Himuro Yakata
  71. Hirase Yakata
  72. Hirata Yashiki
  73. Hitachi Takekuma Castle
  74. Hojo Clan Residence
  75. Hora Yakata
  76. Horigane Yakata
  77. Horinouchi Yashiki
  78. Hosogaya Yakata
  79. Hotaka Yakata
  80. Houjiin Doi
  81. Houzouji Yakata
  82. Ibako Castle
  83. Ichibajin'yama Castle (Koka)
  84. Igawa Castle
  85. Ijiri Yashiki
  86. Ikenoshiri Yakata
  87. Ina Horinouchi Yakata
  88. Ina Ohniwa Castle
  89. Ina Yashiki
  90. Inoko Yakata
  91. Inukai Yakata
  92. Itagaki Kanenobu Yashiki
  93. Itou Genba Yashiki
  94. Iwade Danjou Kyokan
  95. Iwaoka Yakata
  96. Jikouin Yakata
  97. Jinguuji Yakata
  98. Jionji Yakata
  99. Jou Ian Yashiki
  100. Joukouin Yakata
  101. Jukkumi Yashiki
  102. Kai Baba Yashiki
  103. Kai Biwa Castle
  104. Kai Genga Yashiki
  105. Kai Genji Yakata
  106. Kai Hayakawa Yashiki
  107. Kai Henmi Yashiki
  108. Kai Hirai Yashiki
  109. Kai Horinouchi Castle
  110. Kai Ikkui Yashiki
  111. Kai Imai Yashiki
  112. Kai Iwade Yashiki
  113. Kai Kazama Yashiki
  114. Kai Kose Yashiki
  115. Kai Kouno Yashiki
  116. Kai Nakazawa Yashiki
  117. Kai Nishikawa Yashiki
  118. Kai Obu Yashiki
  119. Kai Omagari Yashiki
  120. Kai Sanada Yashiki
  121. Kai Tsuji Yashiki
  122. Kai Ueno Castle
  123. Kai Yamanaka Yakata
  124. Kai Yashiro Yashiki
  125. Kaiden Castle
  126. Kamaenohaka Yakata
  127. Kamaian Yakata
  128. Kamigatou Yashiki
  129. Kaminagahara Castle
  130. Kanzaki Amidadou Castle
  131. Kanzaki Imamura Castle
  132. Kanzaki Kamagari Castle
  133. Kanzaki Kawanami Castle
  134. Kanzaki Kokuryou Castle
  135. Kanzaki Ogawa Castle
  136. Kanzaki Shichiri Yakata
  137. Kanzaki Shimohiyoshi Castle
  138. Kanzaki Shimura Castle
  139. Kanzaki Suda Yakata
  140. Kanzaki Taikouji Yakata
  141. Kanzaki Tanemura Castle
  142. Kanzaki Wada Yakata
  143. Kanzaki Yabutsude Castle
  144. Kanzaki Yamaji Castle
  145. Kanzou Yashiki
  146. Katsunumashi Yakata
  147. Kawamura Yakata
  148. Kawasaki Shoujirou Yakata
  149. Kaya Yakata
  150. Kazama Yakata
  151. Kikkawa Motoharu Yakata
  152. Kirihara Yakata
  153. Kiso Yoshinaka Yakata
  154. Kisotono Yashiki
  155. Kitabatakeshi Yakata
  156. Kitagejou Fort
  157. Kitagejou Yashiki
  158. Kitsuneyashiki Yakata
  159. Kobinata Oh'yashiki
  160. Koma Atsushiba Yashiki
  161. Koma Tonoda Yashiki
  162. Komai Yashiki
  163. Komiyama Yakata
  164. Kosobu Yakata
  165. Kouji Yakata
  166. Koumyouji Yakata
  167. Kouzuke Ken Castle
  168. Kouzuke Niwaya Castle
  169. Kouzuke Ueno Castle
  170. Koya Yakata
  171. Koyamura Yashiki
  172. Kubodono Yashiki
  173. Kuboyashiki (Koka)
  174. Kumagura Yakata
  175. Kunaishoyu Castle
  176. Kunori Yakata
  177. Kuranomae Fort
  178. Kurihara Yakata
  179. Kusama Bizennokami Yakata
  180. Kyouraishi Yashiki
  181. Kyouraishiminbu Yakata
  182. Machita Yakata
  183. Magaribuchi Yashiki
  184. Mamabe Castle
  185. Mamyouda Fort
  186. Maruyama Mandaira Yakata
  187. Maruyama Tonomura Yakata
  188. Maruyama Yakata
  189. Matsuda Yakata
  190. Matsudaira Yakata
  191. Mikawa Hime Castle
  192. Mikkaichiba Yakata
  193. Minamoto Yoshikiyo Yakata
  194. Minamoto no Tsunemoto Yakata
  195. Minochi Komazawa Castle
  196. Minochi Oshigane Castle
  197. Minochi Owaribe Castle
  198. Minochi Yomogidaira Castle
  199. Mitsui Ichibee Yashiki
  200. Mitsui Ukonnojou Yashiki
  201. Momose Yashiki
  202. Motohori Yakata
  203. Motoyama Yakata
  204. Murakami Kan'onsaka Castle
  205. Murakami Yakata
  206. Murakamishishima Yakata
  207. Myoukian Yakata
  208. Nagase Yakata
  209. Nagato Dohiyama Castle
  210. Nagisa Castle
  211. Nakagayahori Yashiki
  212. Nakagoshoshugo Yakata
  213. Nakahara Yakata
  214. Nakakaido Yakata
  215. Nakamura Yakata
  216. Nakamuranotonoda Yakata
  217. Nakata Yashiki
  218. Nakazaki Yashiki
  219. Narai Castle
  220. Nariai Yakata
  221. Nechi Kuriyama Castle
  222. Nezumiana Yakata
  223. Nikaidou Yakata
  224. Nirekubo Yakata
  225. Nishina Castle
  226. Nobutora Tanjou Yashiki
  227. Noguchi Yakata
  228. Nomura Yakata
  229. Obinata Samon Yakata
  230. Ochiai Yakata
  231. Ochiai Yashiki
  232. Ochiai Yashiki (Ochiai)
  233. Odatsuno Yakata
  234. Ogawamatobaoka Castle
  235. Oh'iwa Castle
  236. Oh'uchi Yakata
  237. Ohhara Castle
  238. Ohmachi Kitahara Yakata
  239. Ohmachi Minamihara Yakata
  240. Ohmiyahachiman Yakata
  241. Ohmura Yakata
  242. Ohmura Yashiki
  243. Ohtaridaira Yakata
  244. Ohtsuma Yakata
  245. Okada Chikayoshi Yakata
  246. Oki Castle (Koka)
  247. Okushima Yakata
  248. Omi Yakata
  249. Onikuma Yakata
  250. Osade Yashiki
  251. Otaya Yakata
  252. Owari Haguro Castle
  253. Oyobiki Yakata
  254. Renpou Yashiki
  255. Ryuugasaki Yakata
  256. Saegusa Yashiki
  257. Sakata Aoki Castle
  258. Sakata Higuchi Castle
  259. Sakata Kashiwabara Castle
  260. Sakata Nagaoka Castle
  261. Sakata Notose Castle
  262. Sakayori Masamoto Yashiki
  263. Sakurai Nobutada Yashiki
  264. Sanada Palace
  265. Sankouji Fort
  266. Sanokita Yakata
  267. Sanominami Yakata
  268. Sarashina Fuse Castle
  269. Satsuma Yakata
  270. Sawazoko Horinouchi Yakata
  271. Seiryuuji Yakata
  272. Sengoku Utanosuke Yakata
  273. Shibutami Yakata
  274. Shiga Yakata
  275. Shimoasama Yakata
  276. Shimogatou Yashiki
  277. Shimomisu Castle
  278. Shimosaka Yakata
  279. Shimoyama Yakata
  280. Shimoyashiki Yakata
  281. Shimozone Yashiki
  282. Shinano Yamada Yakata
  283. Shinmachiharada Yakata
  284. Shinohara Fort
  285. Shioda Yakata
  286. Shioda Yashiki
  287. Shirokane Yakata
  288. Shoujina Yakata
  289. Shoutokuji Yakata
  290. Suda Yakata
  291. Suginome Castle
  292. Sunuma Yakata
  293. Tada Kasuke Yashiki
  294. Tagayashi Yakata
  295. Takami Yakata
  296. Takamuro Yashiki
  297. Takanashi Yakata
  298. Takano Yakata
  299. Takasaka Yakata
  300. Takeda Hyougosuke Yashiki
  301. Takeda Kingo Yashiki
  302. Takeda Nobushige Yakata
  303. Takedashishugo Yakata
  304. Takenohana Yakata
  305. Takisawa Yakata
  306. Takusagawa Yashiki
  307. Tanaka Buzennokami Yashiki
  308. Tanaka Tadamasa Yashiki
  309. Tanaka Tajimanokami Yashiki
  310. Tanaka Yazouyaemon Yashiki
  311. Tanba Katakari Castle
  312. Tanba Kokuryou Castle
  313. Tanba Nomura Castle
  314. Tanba Tonbori Castle
  315. Tanba Yaga Castle
  316. Tatai Yakata
  317. Tatenouchi Yakata
  318. Terakura Yakata
  319. Tezuka Yakata
  320. Toba Yakata
  321. Todoroki Yakata
  322. Todoroki Yashiki
  323. Tokoji Castle
  324. Tongari Yashiki
  325. Tono Yakata
  326. Tonomura Yakata
  327. Tsukiyama Yakata
  328. Tsutsumi Yashiki
  329. Uchigoya Yakata
  330. Uede Yashiki
  331. Ueno Yashiki
  332. Uenodan Yakata
  333. Uesugi Yakata
  334. Ushitate Yakata
  335. Utsuro Yakata
  336. Wakaowade Yashiki
  337. Yabarahigashimura Yashiki
  338. Yaguchi Yakata
  339. Yamabe Yakata
  340. Yamada Shigetada Yakata
  341. Yamadaohshimo Yakata
  342. Yamadera Yashiki
  343. Yamaga Yakata
  344. Yamaguchi Yashiki
  345. Yamanaka Yashiki (Koka)
  346. Yamanashi Nakamura Yashiki
  347. Yamashiro Imamura Castle
  348. Yashimashi Yashiki
  349. Yashiro Yakata
  350. Yasu Ebe Castle
  351. Yasuda Yoshisada Yakata
  352. Yatsushiro Yashiki
  353. Yoda Yakata
  354. Yoshiike Awaji Yashiki
  355. Yoshinohori Yashiki
  356. Yoshinomachi Yakata
  357. Zuirenji Yakata
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