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. Akasaka Jin'ya
  6. Akashibu Castle (Mikawa)
  7. Akazawa Yakata
  8. Akiyama Yakata
  9. Amari Yakata
  10. Amemiya Yashiki
  11. Amidadou Castle (Omi)
  12. Amino Shingozaemon Yashiki
  13. Amino Yashiki
  14. Ano Yakata
  15. Anrakuji Yakata
  16. Anshouko Castle
  17. Aoki Castle (Sakata)
  18. Aono Castle (Mikawa)
  19. Aoyagi Yakata
  20. Aoyama Yashiki (Mikawa)
  21. Arahorinaiki Yashiki
  22. Asahara Yakata
  23. Asakura Yakata
  24. Asama Palace
  25. Asama Yakata
  26. Ashikaga Masauji Yakata
  27. Ashikagashi Yakata
  28. Atsushiba Yashiki (Koma)
  29. Awaji Castle (Chikuma)
  30. Awaya Yakata
  31. Azai Higashi Castle
  32. Azai Nishi Castle
  33. Baba Yashiki
  34. Baba Yashiki (Kai)
  35. Beffu Castle (Koka)
  36. Biwa Castle (Kai)
  37. Bizen Date (Dewa)
  38. Bizenhara Yakata
  39. Bue Yakata (Totomi)
  40. Bushihara Fort
  41. Chimura Yashiki
  42. Choujaike Yakata
  43. Choujayashiki Yakata
  44. Chousenji Fort
  45. Choushouin Yakata
  46. Dainenji Yakata
  47. Daiun'in Doi
  48. Damine Yashiki
  49. Dohiyama Castle (Nagato)
  50. Ebe Castle (Omi)
  51. Eimeiin Fort
  52. Ema Yakata
  53. Fudoudou Yakata
  54. Fujimaki Yashiki
  55. Fujimaru Yakata
  56. Fukakusa Yakata
  57. Fukuouji Yakata
  58. Fukuzawa Yakata
  59. Furuhata Yakata
  60. Furui Castle (Mikawa)
  61. Furujou Yakata
  62. Furumaya Yakata
  63. Furumiya Castle (Kai)
  64. Fuse Castle (Sarashina)
  65. Fuseyachouja Yakata
  66. Futatsu Bungonokami Yakata
  67. Futatsugi Castle (Azumi)
  68. Futta Castle (Suwa)
  69. Ganshouin Yakata
  70. Genga Yashiki (Kai)
  71. Genji Yakata (Kai)
  72. Gongen Yakata
  73. Habauehori Yashiki
  74. Hacchou Castle (Mikawa)
  75. Haguro Castle (Owari)
  76. Hajikamigou Castle
  77. Hajoudo Castle
  78. Hanazawa Yakata
  79. Hashira Castle (Mikawa)
  80. Hatada Castle (Omi)
  81. Hatakenaka Yakata
  82. Hatta Yashiki
  83. Hayakawa Yashiki (Kai)
  84. Hayashi Kohee Yashiki
  85. Henmi Yashiki (Kai)
  86. Higashi Kuramae Castle
  87. Higashi Wada Castle
  88. Higuchi Castle (Omi)
  89. Hikidono Yashiki
  90. Hikobe Yashiki
  91. Hime Castle (Mikawa)
  92. Himuro Yakata
  93. Hina Yashiki
  94. Hinatabata Yakata
  95. Hirai Castle (Omi)
  96. Hirai Yashiki (Kai)
  97. Hiraiwa Castle (Mikawa)
  98. Hiraizumi Date
  99. Hirase Yakata
  100. Hirata Yashiki
  101. Hojo Clan Residence
  102. Hora Castle (Mikawa)
  103. Hora Yakata
  104. Horigane Yakata
  105. Horinouchi Castle (Kai)
  106. Horinouchi Yakata (Azumi)
  107. Horinouchi Yakata (Ina)
  108. Horinouchi Yashiki
  109. Horiuchi Castle (Mikawa)
  110. Hoshina Yakata
  111. Hosogaya Yakata
  112. Hosokawaonmaeda Castle
  113. Hosshouji Castle (Mikawa)
  114. Hotaka Yakata
  115. Houjiin Doi
  116. Hourinji Yakata
  117. Houzouji Yakata
  118. Ibako Castle
  119. Ichibajin'yama Castle (Koka)
  120. Ide Yakata
  121. Iga Castle (Mikawa)
  122. Igawa Castle
  123. Ii Yakata
  124. Iida Yashiki
  125. Ijiri Yashiki
  126. Ikarashi Yakata
  127. Ikeda Yakata (Omi)
  128. Ikenoshiri Yakata
  129. Ikkui Yashiki (Kai)
  130. Imai Yashiki (Kai)
  131. Imamura Castle (Omi)
  132. Imamura Castle (Yamashiro)
  133. Ina Yashiki
  134. Inoko Yakata
  135. Inoue Yakata
  136. Inoue Yakata (Shiga)
  137. Inukai Yakata
  138. Ishibashi Castle
  139. Ishikawa Jouzan Yashiki
  140. Ishitono Yashiki
  141. Ishiwata Yakata
  142. Isobe Castle (Mikawa)
  143. Itadafuru Yashiki (Mikawa)
  144. Itagaki Kanenobu Yashiki
  145. Itou Genba Yashiki
  146. Iuchi Castle (Mikawa)
  147. Iwade Danjou Kyokan
  148. Iwade Yashiki (Kai)
  149. Iwahori Castle (Mikawa)
  150. Iwakubo Yakata
  151. Iwaoka Yakata
  152. Iwato Castle (Mikawa)
  153. Iwazu Daizen Castle
  154. Iwazu Daizennishi Castle
  155. Iwazu Dannoue Castle
  156. Iwazu Myoshinji Castle
  157. Iwazu Naruse Castle
  158. Jikki Yashiki
  159. Jikouin Yakata
  160. Jinguuji Yakata
  161. Jionji Yakata
  162. Jou Ian Yashiki
  163. Joukouin Yakata
  164. Jukkumi Yashiki
  165. Junhanshi Yashiki
  166. Kagami Yakata
  167. Kageyama Castle (Mikawa)
  168. Kaiden Castle
  169. Kakuhari Yashiki
  170. Kamaenohaka Yakata
  171. Kamagari Castle (Omi)
  172. Kamaian Yakata
  173. Kamigatou Yashiki
  174. Kamikurabara Fort
  175. Kaminagahara Castle
  176. Kan'onsaka Castle (Hanishina)
  177. Kanasashi Yakata
  178. Kaneko Yashiki (Minochi)
  179. Kanemaru Yakata
  180. Kanzou Yashiki
  181. Kashiwabara Castle (Omi)
  182. Kasumiga Castle (Suwa)
  183. Katakari Castle (Tanba)
  184. Katsunumashi Yakata
  185. Kawamura Yakata
  186. Kawanami Castle (Omi)
  187. Kawasaki Shoujirou Yakata
  188. Kawashimamurako Castle
  189. Kaya Yakata
  190. Kazama Yakata
  191. Kazama Yashiki (Kai)
  192. Kazue Yashiki (Nukata)
  193. Kazurayama Yakata
  194. Ken Castle (Kozuke)
  195. Kikkawa Motoharu Yakata
  196. Kinebuchi Yakata
  197. Kiridohshi Jin'ya
  198. Kirihara Yakata
  199. Kiso Yoshinaka Yakata
  200. Kisotono Yashiki
  201. Kita Majino Castle
  202. Kitabatakeshi Yakata
  203. Kitabodaiji Castle (Omi)
  204. Kitagejou Fort
  205. Kitagejou Yashiki
  206. Kitsuneyashiki Yakata
  207. Kobinata Oh'yashiki
  208. Kokuryou Castle (Omi)
  209. Kokuryou Castle (Tanba)
  210. Komai Yashiki
  211. Komazawa Castle (Minochi)
  212. Komiyama Yakata
  213. Komori Yakata (Sarashina)
  214. Kongouji Castle (Omi)
  215. Koromogawa Date
  216. Kosakajinja Yakata
  217. Kose Yashiki (Kai)
  218. Kosobu Yakata
  219. Kosugeyama Yakata
  220. Kouji Yakata
  221. Kouka Saburo Yashiki
  222. Koumyoji Yakata
  223. Kouno Yashiki (Kai)
  224. Kounoshou Castle (Omi)
  225. Kouriki Castle (Mikawa)
  226. Koyamura Yashiki
  227. Kubodono Yashiki
  228. Kubota Castle (Nukata)
  229. Kuboyashiki (Koka)
  230. Kugo Castle (Mikawa)
  231. Kumagura Yakata
  232. Kunaishoyu Castle
  233. Kunori Yakata
  234. Kuranomae Fort
  235. Kurihara Yakata
  236. Kusama Bizennokami Yakata
  237. Kyara Palace
  238. Kyouraishi Yashiki
  239. Kyouraishiminbu Yakata
  240. Machita Yakata
  241. Magaribuchi Yashiki
  242. Majinooyashiki Yakata
  243. Mamabe Castle
  244. Mamyoda Fort
  245. Maruoka Castle (Dewa)
  246. Maruyama Mandaira Yakata
  247. Maruyama Tonomura Yakata
  248. Maruyama Yakata
  249. Matsubara Castle (Omi)
  250. Matsuda Yakata
  251. Matsudaira Yakata
  252. Mikkaichiba Yakata
  253. Minamoto Yoshikiyo Yakata
  254. Minamoto no Tsunemoto Yakata
  255. Mitobe Yashiki
  256. Mitsugi Castle (Mikawa)
  257. Mitsui Ichibee Yashiki
  258. Mitsui Ukonnojou Yashiki
  259. Miyachi Yashiki
  260. Miyachifuru Yashiki
  261. Miyashita Yakata
  262. Mizukami Mondo Yashiki
  263. Mizusawa Yashiki (Sarashina)
  264. Mizutake Castle (Mikawa)
  265. Momose Yashiki
  266. Mondo Castle (Azumi)
  267. Monnouchi Yashiki (Yatsushiro)
  268. Mori Castle (Mikawa)
  269. Motohori Yakata
  270. Motojuku Castle
  271. Motojukushiro Yashiki
  272. Motoyama Yakata
  273. Murai Koya Castle
  274. Murakami Yakata
  275. Murakamishishima Yakata
  276. Mutsuna Castle (Mikawa)
  277. Myodaijiko Castle
  278. Myoken Yashiki
  279. Nagai Castle (Mikawa)
  280. Nagaoka Castle (Omi)
  281. Nagasawa Yadahime Yashiki
  282. Nagase Yakata
  283. Nagata Jin'ya
  284. Nagisa Castle
  285. Nakagane Yashiki
  286. Nakagayahori Yashiki
  287. Nakagoshoshugo Yakata
  288. Nakahara Yakata
  289. Nakajou Yakata (Chikuma)
  290. Nakakaido Yakata
  291. Nakamura Yakata
  292. Nakamura Yashiki (Yamanashi)
  293. Nakamura Yashiki (Yatsushiro)
  294. Nakamuranotonoda Yakata
  295. Nakata Yashiki
  296. Nakatsumori Yakata
  297. Nakazaki Yashiki
  298. Nakazawa Yashiki (Kai)
  299. Nanjou Yakata
  300. Narai Castle
  301. Nariai Yakata
  302. Nechi Kuriyama Castle
  303. Nemotogoten Yashiki
  304. Nemunoki Castle (Mikawa)
  305. Nezumiana Yakata
  306. Nikaidou Yakata
  307. Nikki Castle (Nukata)
  308. Nirekubo Yakata
  309. Nishi Kuramae Castle
  310. Nishi Wada Castle
  311. Nishiachiwa Castle (Mikawa)
  312. Nishikawa Yashiki (Kai)
  313. Nishina Castle
  314. Niwaya Castle (Kozuke)
  315. Nobata Castle (Mikawa)
  316. Nobutora Tanjou Yashiki
  317. Noguchi Yakata
  318. Nomi Castle (Nukata)
  319. Nomura Castle (Tanba)
  320. Nomura Yakata
  321. Notose Castle (Omi)
  322. Nubaku Yakata
  323. Obinata Samon Yakata
  324. Obu Yashiki (Kai)
  325. Ochiai Yakata
  326. Ochiai Yashiki
  327. Ochiai Yashiki (Ochiai)
  328. Odatsuno Yakata
  329. Ogawa Castle (Musashi)
  330. Ogawa Castle (Omi)
  331. Ogawamatobaoka Castle
  332. Ogawara Yakata
  333. Ogawashimo Castle
  334. Ogi Castle (Mikawa)
  335. Ogiwara Yakata (Azumi)
  336. Oh'ino Castle (Mikawa)
  337. Oh'iwa Castle
  338. Oh'uchi Yakata
  339. Ohbayashi Yashiki
  340. Ohhira Higashiohmori Castle
  341. Ohhira Okado Castle
  342. Ohhira Saikatsu Castle
  343. Ohhira Tsujishige Castle
  344. Ohkouchi Castle (Mikawa)
  345. Ohkunugi Yakata
  346. Ohkusa Castle (Mikawa)
  347. Ohmachi Kitahara Yakata
  348. Ohmachi Minamihara Yakata
  349. Ohmiyahachiman Yakata
  350. Ohmura Yakata
  351. Ohmura Yashiki
  352. Ohniwa Castle (Ina)
  353. Ohtaridaira Yakata
  354. Ohtsuma Yakata
  355. Oi Castle (Mikawa)
  356. Okada Chikayoshi Yakata
  357. Oki Castle (Koka)
  358. Okushima Yakata
  359. Omagari Yashiki (Kai)
  360. Omi Yakata
  361. Onikuma Yakata
  362. Oohara Castle
  363. Oro Castle (Mikawa)
  364. Osada Castle (Omi)
  365. Osade Yashiki
  366. Osakatono Yashiki (Suwa)
  367. Oshigane Castle (Minochi)
  368. Otaya Yakata
  369. Owaribe Castle (Minochi)
  370. Oyamada Bessou Yashiki
  371. Oyobiki Yakata
  372. Renpou Yashiki
  373. Ryugasaki Yakata
  374. Saburouhora Castle (Chikuma)
  375. Saegusa Yashiki
  376. Saikumafuru Yashiki
  377. Sakasou Castle (Mikawa)
  378. Sakato Castle (Mikawa)
  379. Sakayori Masamoto Yashiki
  380. Sakazakiko Castle (Mikawa)
  381. Sakuma Yakata
  382. Sakurai Nobutada Yashiki
  383. Sanada Palace
  384. Sanada Yashiki (Kai)
  385. Sankouji Fort
  386. Sanokita Yakata
  387. Sanominami Yakata
  388. Satsuma Yakata
  389. Sawazoko Horinouchi Yakata
  390. Seiryuji Yakata
  391. Sengoku Utanosuke Yakata
  392. Shibutami Yakata
  393. Shibuya Castle
  394. Shichiri Yakata (Omi)
  395. Shiga Yakata
  396. Shimizu Yakata (Azumi)
  397. Shimizu Yashiki (Koma)
  398. Shimo Shinbee Yashiki
  399. Shimoasama Yakata
  400. Shimogatou Yashiki
  401. Shimohiyoshi Castle (Omi)
  402. Shimomisu Castle
  403. Shimosaka Yakata
  404. Shimowada Castle
  405. Shimoyama Yakata
  406. Shimoyashiki Yakata
  407. Shimozato Castle (Omi)
  408. Shimozone Yashiki
  409. Shimura Castle (Omi)
  410. Shinano Kawada Yakata
  411. Shingen Yashiki
  412. Shinmachiharada Yakata
  413. Shinohara Fort
  414. Shioda Yakata
  415. Shioda Yashiki
  416. Shirokane Yakata
  417. Shouda Castle (Mikawa)
  418. Shoufukuji Fort
  419. Shougen Yashiki
  420. Shoujina Yakata
  421. Shoutokuji Yakata
  422. Shouunji Fort
  423. Suda Yakata
  424. Suda Yakata (Omi)
  425. Suginome Castle
  426. Sunuma Yakata
  427. Suwa Ohhouri Yakata
  428. Suwa Yakata
  429. Tada Kasuke Yashiki
  430. Tagayashi Yakata
  431. Tago Yakata
  432. Taguchi Castle (Mikawa)
  433. Taikouji Yakata (Omi)
  434. Taira Yashiki
  435. Tajimi Castle
  436. Takadaoh Yashiki
  437. Takahashi Yakata
  438. Takami Yakata
  439. Takamuro Yashiki
  440. Takanashi Yakata
  441. Takanashi Yakata (Suzaka)
  442. Takano Yakata
  443. Takasaka Yakata
  444. Takeda Hyogosuke Yashiki
  445. Takeda Kingo Yashiki
  446. Takeda Motonobu Yakata
  447. Takeda Nobunari Yakata
  448. Takeda Nobushige Yakata
  449. Takeda Yakata (Ibaraki)
  450. Takedashishugo Yakata
  451. Takekuma Castle (Hitachi)
  452. Takenohana Yakata
  453. Takeshita Noritsune Yashiki
  454. Takisawa Yakata
  455. Takusagawa Yashiki
  456. Tanaka Buzennokami Yashiki
  457. Tanaka Tadamasa Yashiki
  458. Tanaka Tajimanokami Yashiki
  459. Tanaka Yazouyaemon Yashiki
  460. Tanba Yashiki (Suwa)
  461. Tanemura Castle (Omi)
  462. Tashiro Yashiki
  463. Tatai Yakata
  464. Tatenouchi Yakata
  465. Terakura Yakata
  466. Tezuka Yakata
  467. Toba Yakata
  468. Todoroki Yakata
  469. Todoroki Yashiki
  470. Tokoji Castle
  471. Tonbori Castle (Tanba)
  472. Tongari Yashiki
  473. Tono Yakata
  474. Tonomura Yakata (Azumi)
  475. Tonomura Yakata (Omi)
  476. Touendou Castle (Omi)
  477. Tounosu Castle (Mikawa)
  478. Toyoda Tachi
  479. Tsubaki Yashiki
  480. Tsuda Castle (Omi)
  481. Tsuji Yashiki (Kai)
  482. Tsukiyama Yakata
  483. Tsukurioka Castle (Mikawa)
  484. Tsurugawa Yakata
  485. Tsutsumi Yashiki
  486. Uchi Castle (Chikuma)
  487. Uchibori Yakata (Azumi)
  488. Uchida Yashiki (Totomi)
  489. Uchigoya Yakata
  490. Uede Yashiki
  491. Ueji Castle (Mikawa)
  492. Ueno Castle (Kai)
  493. Ueno Castle (Kozuke)
  494. Ueno Yashiki
  495. Uenodan Yakata
  496. Uenohara Castle
  497. Uesugi Yakata
  498. Umenoki Yashiki
  499. Urabe Castle (Mikawa)
  500. Ushitate Yakata
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