Pre Edo Period

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Pre Edo Period / 江戸時代より以前

This is a subtype of Historical Period

Castles that were only active prior to the Edo Period come from a very different time of castle construction. The Edo Period saw the introduction of the "One Castle per Province" edict which forced the abandonment of thousands of castles throughout Japan. Castles prior to the Edo Period tended to be a part of a wider castle network. There would have been a central home castle where the provincial lord may lived and ruled and there was also a large network of small castles that would protect the borders, watch over major roads, serve as smoke signal forts, or may have simply been created and generally left empty except when needed in a time of unrest.

Any castle with this designation is probably smaller in scale, often on a mountaintop, and is unlikely to have any buildings. These sites will be of more interest to history fans, castle fans, and those who want to understand a specific area better.

This category also includes some of the ancient castles such as the Josaku sites ((e.g. Shiwa Castle, Taga Castle)) in Northeastern Japan and the early fortifications in Western Japan such as those at Kinojo and Ono Castle. I will likely separate these out into other categories at some point.

Castles with Pre Edo Period
  1. Aizu Odayama Castle
  2. Akagi Kita Castle
  3. Akagi Minami Castle
  4. Akagi Yakata
  5. Akatsuka Castle
  6. Akazawa Yakata
  7. Akechi Osayama Castle
  8. Aki Castle
  9. Akiba Fort
  10. Akita Castle
  11. Akozu Castle
  12. Akutagawasan Castle
  13. Amagajo
  14. Ansho Castle
  15. Aoyagi Castle
  16. Aoyama Castle
  17. Aragaito Fort
  18. Arai Castle
  19. Arako Castle
  20. Arashi Castle
  21. Arato Castle
  22. Arayama Castle
  23. Arikoyama Castle
  24. Aruga Castle
  25. Asaba Castle
  26. Asahiyama Castle
  27. Asama Palace
  28. Ashigara Castle
  29. Ashikagashi Yakata
  30. Asonuma Castle
  31. Asuke Castle
  32. Aya Castle
  33. Azuchi Castle
  34. Azumi Furumaya Castle
  35. Azumi Iwahara Castle
  36. Azumi Kameyama Castle
  37. Azumi Kitsune Castle
  38. Azumi Mondo Castle
  39. Azumi Nagao Castle
  40. Azumi Nishimaki Castle
  41. Azumi Nishiyama Castle
  42. Azumi Ogiwara Castle
  43. Azumi Ogura Castle
  44. Azumi Oshino Castle
  45. Azumi Shibutami Castle
  46. Azumi Takisawa Castle
  47. Azumi Tanoiri Castle
  48. Azumi Taya Castle
  49. Bingo Kouyama Castle
  50. Bitchu Takamatsu Castle
  51. Chausudate
  52. Chiba Castle
  53. Chigasaki Castle
  54. Chihaya Castle
  55. Chikatou Fort
  56. Chikuma Asahi Castle
  57. Chikuma Chausuyama Castle
  58. Chikuma Goten'yama Castle
  59. Chikuma Koya Castle
  60. Chikuma Kushiki Castle
  61. Chikuma Motoyama Castle
  62. Chikuma Osaka Castle
  63. Chikuma Saruga Castle
  64. Chikuma Takasu Castle
  65. Chikuma Takayama Castle
  66. Chikuma Takeda Castle
  67. Chikuma Tazawa Castle
  68. Chikuma Uchi Castle
  69. Chikuma Ueda Castle
  70. Chikuma Uenoyama Castle
  71. Chikuzen Fukutake Castle
  72. Chikuzen Sakata Castle
  73. Chiran Castle
  74. Chofuku Castle
  75. Choujayama Castle
  76. Choujayashiki Yakata
  77. Choushouin Yakata
  78. Chouzenjimae Jin'ya
  79. Dainenji Yakata
  80. Egawa Fort
  81. Ema Yakata
  82. Etchuu Shinjou Castle
  83. Fujihashi Castle (Tokyo)
  84. Fujita Castle
  85. Fukakusa Yakata
  86. Fukazawa Castle
  87. Fukuouji Yakata
  88. Fukushima Castle
  89. Fukuyo Castle
  90. Fumimichi Castle
  91. Funaoka Castle
  92. Funaokayama Castle
  93. Funayama Castle
  94. Funehiki Castle
  95. Furumaya Yakata
  96. Furuwatari Castle
  97. Fushimi Castle
  98. Futamata Castle
  99. Futoge Castle
  100. Futoh'yama Castle
  101. Gakiyama Noroshidai
  102. Ganjaku Castle
  103. Gassan Toda Castle
  104. Gifu Castle
  105. Gion Castle
  106. Gobara Castle
  107. Gochaku Castle
  108. Gokan Castle
  109. Gongen Yakata
  110. Gouda Fort
  111. Gujo Hachiman Castle
  112. Haba Castle
  113. Habauehori Yashiki
  114. Hachigata Castle
  115. Hachikenchōja Castle
  116. Hachinohe Castle
  117. Hachioji Castle
  118. Haga Castle
  119. Hagikura Fort
  120. Haibara Castle
  121. Hakusan Castle
  122. Hanakuma Castle
  123. Hanamaki Castle
  124. Hanawa Castle
  125. Hanazawa Yakata
  126. Hanazono Castle
  127. Hanazono Mitake Castle
  128. Hanishina Motai Castle
  129. Hanishina Takeyama Castle
  130. Hanishina Terao Castle
  131. Haranomoto Castle
  132. Harima Hakusan Castle
  133. Hasedo Castle
  134. Hatakenaka Yakata
  135. Hatayama Castle
  136. Hatsuzawa Castle
  137. Hayaotoshi Castle
  138. Hayashikojo Castle
  139. Hayashiohjo Castle
  140. Hida Kojima Castle
  141. Hida Takayama Castle
  142. Hikaru Castle
  143. Hikuma Castle
  144. Hirai Castle
  145. Hirai Kanayama Castle
  146. Hiraide Moated Settlement
  147. Hirase Castle
  148. Hirase Kitano Castle
  149. Hirase Yakata
  150. Hisawa Castle
  151. Hishakuyama Castle
  152. Hitachi Takekuma Castle
  153. Hitachi Yamagata Castle
  154. Hitachi Yorii Castle
  155. Hitachi Yoshida Castle
  156. Hiyama Castle
  157. Hizen Nagoya Castle
  158. Hodarakuji Castle
  159. Hojo Clan Residence
  160. Honshouji Castle
  161. Horigane Yakata
  162. Horigoe Palace
  163. Horikoshi Castle
  164. Hosogaya Yakata
  165. Hotaka Yakata
  166. Hotta no Saku
  167. Houshouji Fort
  168. Houzouji Yakata
  169. Hyakusaiji Castle
  170. Ibaraki Castle
  171. Ibikitagata Castle
  172. Ibuka Castle
  173. Ichijodani Castle
  174. Ichikawa Jin'ya
  175. Ichinomiya Castle
  176. Igawa Castle
  177. Iida Fort
  178. Iinawa Castle
  179. Iino Taira Castle
  180. Iinuma Castle
  181. Iiyama Castle
  182. Ikeda Castle
  183. Ikenoshiri Yakata
  184. Imai Castle
  185. Imai Fort
  186. Ina Akasu Castle
  187. Ina Castle
  188. Ina Inamura Castle
  189. Ina Joumura Castle
  190. Ina Kamihiraideko Castle
  191. Ina Kasuga Castle
  192. Ina Kitano Castle
  193. Ina Kiyomizu Castle
  194. Ina Koide Castle
  195. Ina Kokuro Castle
  196. Ina Konishi Castle
  197. Ina Korin Castle
  198. Ina Kurata Castle
  199. Ina Matsuo Castle
  200. Ina Matsushima Castle
  201. Ina Minowa Castle
  202. Ina Muraoka Castle
  203. Ina Nagayama Castle
  204. Ina Nakagome Castle
  205. Ina Ohkubo Castle
  206. Ina Omotegi Castle
  207. Ina Ou Castle
  208. Ina Ryuugasaki Castle
  209. Ina Shimono Castle
  210. Ina Sokura Castle
  211. Ina Suganuma Castle
  212. Ina Suzuoka Castle
  213. Ina Takada Castle
  214. Ina Tanagi Castle
  215. Ina Tanaka Castle
  216. Ina Wada Castle
  217. Ina Yasuoka Castle
  218. Ina Yoshioka Castle
  219. Inamurafuru Castle
  220. Inaniwa Castle
  221. Inatsuke Castle
  222. Innoshima Suigun Castle
  223. Inuinofuru Castle
  224. Inukai Castle
  225. Inukai Yakata
  226. Ioyama Castle
  227. Isawa Castle
  228. Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle
  229. Ishigami Castle
  230. Isobe Castle
  231. Itami Castle
  232. Itazuke Moated Settlement
  233. Itousakaue Fort
  234. Iwabitsu Castle
  235. Iwade Danjou Kyokan
  236. Iwadono Castle
  237. Iwakiri Castle
  238. Iwaoka Yakata
  239. Iwasaki Castle
  240. Iwaseyama Castle
  241. Iwaya Castle
  242. Izu Moriyama Castle
  243. Izu Nagahama Castle
  244. Izu Ohdairashin Castle
  245. Izumigashira Castle
  246. Jindaiji Castle
  247. Jinguuji Yakata
  248. Jofukuji Castle
  249. Joujou Castle
  250. Joumurafuru Castle
  251. Jounoue Fort
  252. Jurakudai
  253. Kaesa Castle
  254. Kaga Utasu Castle
  255. Kai Genji Yakata
  256. Kai Ueno Castle
  257. Kaiden Castle
  258. Kakunodate Castle
  259. Kamaenohaka Yakata
  260. Kamagatake Castle
  261. Kamaian Yakata
  262. Kamimakifuru Castle
  263. Kamioka Castle
  264. Kamitohno Castle
  265. Kamogatake Castle
  266. Kanaiyama Castle
  267. Kanao Yogaisan Castle
  268. Kanayama Castle
  269. Kanbe Castle
  270. Kanegasaki Castle
  271. Kannonji Castle
  272. Karakai Castle
  273. Karasaki Castle
  274. Karasawayama Castle
  275. Kariya Castle
  276. Kasane Castle
  277. Kasashima Castle
  278. Kaseyama Castle
  279. Kashiwara Castle
  280. Kasugayama Castle
  281. Kasumi Castle
  282. Katakura Castle
  283. Katsumoto Castle
  284. Katsunuma Castle
  285. Katsuren Castle
  286. Katsuura Castle
  287. Katsuyama Castle (Tsuru)
  288. Kawamura Castle
  289. Kawanoe Castle
  290. Kawashima Castle
  291. Kawawada Castle
  292. Kazama Yakata
  293. Kazurayama Castle
  294. Kikkawa Motoharu Yakata
  295. Kikuchi Castle
  296. Kinojo
  297. Kirihara Castle
  298. Kirihara Yakata
  299. Kisai Castle
  300. Kiso Fukushima Castle
  301. Kiso Komaruyama Castle
  302. Kiso Yoshinaka Yakata
  303. Kita Kumai Castle
  304. Kita Majino Castle
  305. Kitabatakeshi Yakata
  306. Kitanosho Castle
  307. Kiyosu Castle
  308. Kobinata Oh'yashiki
  309. Kogane Castle
  310. Koibuchi Castle
  311. Koike Fort
  312. Koiwatake Castle
  313. Kokokuji Castle
  314. Komaki Castle
  315. Konosumiyama Castle
  316. Koori Nishiyama Castle
  317. Koriyama Castle (Hiroshima)
  318. Koshibami Castle
  319. Koshigoe Castle
  320. Kouka Aoki Castle
  321. Kouka Beffu Castle
  322. Kouka Ichibajin'yama Castle
  323. Koumyouji Yakata
  324. Kounomine Castle
  325. Kouzuke Hakota Castle
  326. Kouzuke Ken Castle
  327. Kouzuke Niiya Castle
  328. Kouzuke Niwaya Castle
  329. Kouzuke Ueno Castle
  330. Kouzuke Warabi Castle
  331. Koya Yakata
  332. Koyama Castle
  333. Kozukue Castle
  334. Kubodera Castle
  335. Kukuri Castle
  336. Kuma Castle
  337. Kumagura Yakata
  338. Kunohe Castle
  339. Kunou Castle
  340. Kurahone Castle
  341. Kurita Castle
  342. Kurobane Castle
  343. Kuroi Castle
  344. Kurono Castle
  345. Kushizaki Castle
  346. Kutsukake Castle
  347. Kuwabara Castle
  348. Kuwagatahara Noroshidai
  349. Kyoutoshin Castle
  350. Machimura Fort
  351. Machita Yakata
  352. Magome Castle
  353. Mamabe Castle
  354. Manago Castle
  355. Mariko Castle
  356. Marune Fort
  357. Maruyama Yakata
  358. Masugatayama Castle
  359. Masujima Castle
  360. Masuo Castle
  361. Matsuda Yakata
  362. Matsudaira Castle
  363. Matsuida Castle
  364. Matsukura Castle
  365. Matsuo Castle
  366. Matsuyama Castle (Gunma)
  367. Matsuyama Castle (Saitama)
  368. Meiseireijin Fort
  369. Mekada Castle
  370. Michibayashi Fort
  371. Miharu Castle
  372. Mikawa Castle
  373. Mikawa Hime Castle
  374. Mikawa Terabe Castle
  375. Miki Castle
  376. Minagawa Castle
  377. Minakuchi-Okayama Castle
  378. Minami Kumai Castle
  379. Minami Majino Castle
  380. Minami Sakaide Castle
  381. Minamoto no Tsunemoto Yakata
  382. Minato Castle
  383. Minebata Castle
  384. Mino Ikeda Castle
  385. Mino Ima Castle
  386. Mino Kaneyama Castle
  387. Minochi Aiki Castle
  388. Minochi Hirabayashi Castle
  389. Minochi Katsurayama Castle
  390. Minochi Kirihara Castle
  391. Minochi Komazawa Castle
  392. Minochi Masugata Castle
  393. Minochi Nakazawa Castle
  394. Minochi Oshigane Castle
  395. Minochi Owaribe Castle
  396. Minochi Wada Castle
  397. Minochi Yomogidaira Castle
  398. Minokubi Castle
  399. Minowa Castle
  400. Misayama Castle
  401. Misonoko Castle
  402. Miyahara Castle
  403. Miyao Castle
  404. Mizuban Castle
  405. Mizuki
  406. Mogusa Castle
  407. Moriya Castle
  408. Moriyama Castle
  409. Moroto Castle
  410. Motohori Yakata
  411. Motosakura Castle
  412. Motosu Castle
  413. Motoyama Yakata
  414. Mukaihaguroyama Castle
  415. Mukaijima Castle
  416. Mumo Castle
  417. Murakami Hime Castle
  418. Murakami Iwasaki Castle
  419. Murakami Kamei Castle
  420. Murakami Katsurao Castle
  421. Murakami Kemurino Castle
  422. Murakami Kokuzousan Castle
  423. Murakami Monomi Castle
  424. Murakami Takatsuya Castle
  425. Murakami Torikoya Castle
  426. Murakami Tsumi Castle
  427. Murakami Wagou Castle
  428. Musashi Masugatayama Castle
  429. Musashi Tenjin'yama Castle
  430. Mutsu Iwasaki Castle
  431. Mutsu Kaneyama Castle
  432. Mutsu Obama Castle
  433. Myougi Castle
  434. Myoukenji Castle
  435. Myoukian Yakata
  436. Nagabayashi Fort
  437. Nagahama Castle
  438. Nagaikeyama Fort
  439. Nagakubo Castle
  440. Nagasakaue Fort
  441. Nagashima Castle
  442. Nagashino Castle
  443. Nagato Aoyama Castle
  444. Nagato Dohiyama Castle
  445. Nagato Katsuyama Castle
  446. Nagato Kouyama Castle
  447. Nagato Nabeyama Castle
  448. Nagaune Fort
  449. Nagisa Castle
  450. Nagurumi Castle
  451. Najima Castle
  452. Naka Castle
  453. Nakagoshoshugo Yakata
  454. Nakagusuku Castle
  455. Nakahara Yakata
  456. Nakajima Fort
  457. Nakamura Castle
  458. Nakamura Yakata
  459. Nakasai Castle
  460. Nakatou Castle
  461. Nakatsu Castle
  462. Nakayama Fort
  463. Nakayamaniyama Fort
  464. Nakijin Castle
  465. Namazue Castle
  466. Namioka Castle
  467. Nanao Castle
  468. Nanbata Castle
  469. Nariai Yakata
  470. Narisawa Castle
  471. Narumi Castle
  472. Nasu Kanda Castle
  473. Nata Castle
  474. Natsukawa Castle
  475. Ne Castle
  476. Negoya Castle
  477. Nemuro Hanto Chashi Ato Gun
  478. Niitakayama Castle
  479. Nijo Castle (Tochigi)
  480. Nirayama Castle
  481. Nishijou Castle
  482. Nishikata Castle
  483. Nishina Castle
  484. Nitchuu Castle
  485. Nochiseyama Castle
  486. Noguchi Yakata
  487. Nomura Fort
  488. Nomura Yakata
  489. Oba Castle
  490. Obara Castle
  491. Obata Castle
  492. Obiki Castle
  493. Obinata Samon Yakata
  494. Oda Castle
  495. Odaka Castle
  496. Odani Castle
  497. Odano Castle
  498. Odoi
  499. Odori Castle
  500. Odoriba Fort
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