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. Aburakawa Nobue Yashiki
  2. Ahoyama Castle
  3. Aida Yakata
  4. Aiki Castle (Minochi)
  5. Aimiyamamonomi Fort
  6. Ainuta Fort
  7. Akagi Kita Castle
  8. Akagi Minami Castle
  9. Akagi Yakata
  10. Akashibu Castle (Mikawa)
  11. Akasu Castle (Ina)
  12. Akatsuka Castle
  13. Akazawa Yakata
  14. Akechi Osayama Castle
  15. Aki Castle
  16. Akiba Fort (Azumi)
  17. Akiba Fort (Ina)
  18. Akita Castle
  19. Akiyama Yakata
  20. Akiyoshi Fort
  21. Akozu Castle
  22. Akutagawasan Castle
  23. Amabiki Castle
  24. Amagajo
  25. Amanari Castle
  26. Amari Yakata
  27. Amemiya Yashiki
  28. Ametoya Castle
  29. Amidadou Castle (Omi)
  30. Amidagamine Castle (Yamashiro)
  31. Amino Shingozaemon Yashiki
  32. Amino Yashiki
  33. Ano Yakata
  34. Anrakuji Yakata
  35. Ansho Castle
  36. Anshouko Castle
  37. Aoiyama Castle
  38. Aoki Castle (Azumi)
  39. Aoki Castle (Sakata)
  40. Aono Castle (Mikawa)
  41. Aoyagi Castle
  42. Aoyagi Yakata
  43. Aoyama Castle
  44. Aoyama Castle (Nagato)
  45. Aoyama Castle (Omi)
  46. Aoyama Yashiki (Mikawa)
  47. Ara Castle (Ina)
  48. Ara Castle (Murakami Clan Fort Network)
  49. Aragaito Fort
  50. Arahorinaiki Yashiki
  51. Arai Castle
  52. Araihara Castle
  53. Araino Castle (Mikawa)
  54. Arako Castle
  55. Arashi Castle
  56. Aratame Castle
  57. Arato Castle
  58. Aratoshou Castle
  59. Arayama Castle
  60. Arikoyama Castle
  61. Aruga Castle
  62. Asaba Castle
  63. Asada Castle (Chikuma)
  64. Asahara Yakata
  65. Asahi Castle (Chikuma)
  66. Asahi Castle (Minochi)
  67. Asahi Castle (Owari)
  68. Asahi Moated Settlement
  69. Asahiyama Castle
  70. Asahiyama Castle (Kai)
  71. Asaka Castle (Chikuma)
  72. Asakura Yakata
  73. Asama Palace
  74. Asama Yakata
  75. Ashigara Castle
  76. Ashikaga Masauji Yakata
  77. Ashikagashi Yakata
  78. Asonuma Castle
  79. Asou Castle (Mikawa)
  80. Asouko Castle (Mikawa)
  81. Asukayama Castle
  82. Asuke Castle
  83. Atagoyama Noroshidai
  84. Atsushiba Yashiki (Koma)
  85. Awaya Yakata
  86. Awazawa Castle (Suwa)
  87. Aya Castle
  88. Ayukawa Castle (Koka)
  89. Azai Higashi Castle
  90. Azai Nishi Castle
  91. Azuchi Castle
  92. Baba Yashiki (Kai)
  93. Beffu Castle (Koka)
  94. Binmanji Castle
  95. Bitchu Takamatsu Castle
  96. Biwa Castle (Kai)
  97. Bizen Date (Dewa)
  98. Bizenhara Yakata
  99. Bue Yakata (Totomi)
  100. Busetsu Castle
  101. Bushihara Fort
  102. Chausudate
  103. Chausuyama Castle (Chikuma)
  104. Chausuyama Castle (Nukata)
  105. Chausuyama Castle (Shinano)
  106. Chiba Castle
  107. Chifuruya Castle (Sanada)
  108. Chigasaki Castle
  109. Chihaya Castle
  110. Chikatou Fort
  111. Chikusa Castle
  112. Chikuzenbara Fort
  113. Chinen Castle
  114. Chiran Castle
  115. Chofuku Castle
  116. Choujaike Yakata
  117. Choujayama Castle
  118. Choujayashiki Yakata
  119. Chousenji Fort
  120. Choushouin Yakata
  121. Chouzenjimae Jin'ya
  122. Daikan'yama Fort
  123. Dainenji Yakata
  124. Daiun'in Doi
  125. Damine Castle
  126. Damine Yashiki
  127. Deura Castle
  128. Do Castle (Mikawa)
  129. Dohiyama Castle (Nagato)
  130. Dokanyama
  131. Dokyou Castle
  132. Doudo Castle (Mikawa)
  133. Dousawa Fort
  134. Doushou Hori
  135. Ebe Castle (Omi)
  136. Egawa Fort
  137. Eimeiin Fort
  138. Ema Yakata
  139. Enryakuji
  140. Enryakuji Amidadou Fort
  141. Enryakuji Higashitani Fort
  142. Enryakuji Joudoin Fort
  143. Enryakuji Kitatani Fort
  144. Enryakuji Monjurou Fort
  145. Enryakuji Nishitani Fort
  146. Enryakuji Shakadou Fort
  147. Fubukikaito Castle (Ina)
  148. Fuchu Castle (Hitachi)
  149. Fudoudou Yakata
  150. Fujihashi Castle (Tokyo)
  151. Fujikawa Castle (Mikawa)
  152. Fujimaki Castle
  153. Fujimaki Yashiki
  154. Fujimaru Yakata
  155. Fujita Castle
  156. Fukakusa Yakata
  157. Fukayama Castle (Suruga)
  158. Fukazawa Castle
  159. Fukouzu Castle
  160. Fukui Castle (Shinano)
  161. Fukujima Castle (Takai)
  162. Fukuju Fort (Odani Castle)
  163. Fukuouji Yakata
  164. Fukushima Castle
  165. Fukushima Castle (Kiso)
  166. Fukutake Castle (Chikuzen)
  167. Fukuyo Castle
  168. Fukuzawa Yakata
  169. Fukuzuka Castle (Mino)
  170. Fumimichi Castle
  171. Funaki Castle (Omi)
  172. Funaoka Castle
  173. Funaokayama Castle
  174. Funayama Castle
  175. Funayama Castle (Mikawa)
  176. Funehiki Castle
  177. Furuhata Yakata
  178. Furui Castle (Mikawa)
  179. Furujou Yakata
  180. Furujouyama Castle (Hanishina)
  181. Furukawa Castle
  182. Furumaya Castle (Azumi)
  183. Furumaya Yakata
  184. Furumiya Castle
  185. Furumiya Castle (Kai)
  186. Furuwatari Castle
  187. Fuse Castle (Sarashina)
  188. Fuseya Castle
  189. Fuseyachouja Yakata
  190. Fushimi Castle
  191. Fusou Castle (Mikawa)
  192. Fusumada Castle
  193. Futae Castle (Azumi)
  194. Futamata Castle
  195. Futatsu Bungonokami Yakata
  196. Futatsugi Castle (Azumi)
  197. Futoge Castle
  198. Futoh'yama Castle
  199. Futsukamachi Castle
  200. Futta Castle (Suwa)
  201. Fuwa no Seki
  202. Gakiyama Noroshidai
  203. Gakuden Castle (Owari)
  204. Ganjaku Castle
  205. Ganryakuji Castle
  206. Ganshouin Yakata
  207. Gassan Toda Castle
  208. Genbao Castle
  209. Genga Yashiki (Kai)
  210. Genji Yakata (Kai)
  211. Gentairi Castle
  212. Gifu Castle
  213. Gion Castle
  214. Gobara Castle
  215. Gochaku Castle
  216. Goi Castle (Mikawa)
  217. Gokan Castle
  218. Gongen Yakata
  219. Goryoudaira Fort
  220. Goryu Castle
  221. Gouda Fort
  222. Gujo Hachiman Castle
  223. Gushikawa Castle (Itoman Okinawa)
  224. Haba Castle
  225. Habako Castle
  226. Habauehori Yashiki
  227. Hacchou Castle (Mikawa)
  228. Hachigata Castle
  229. Hachikenchōja Castle
  230. Hachiman'yama Castle (Tanba)
  231. Hachimanpara Jinsho
  232. Hachinohe Castle
  233. Hachioji Castle
  234. Hadanashi Castle
  235. Hadanashiyama Castle
  236. Haga Castle
  237. Hagikura Fort
  238. Haguro Castle (Owari)
  239. Haibara Castle
  240. Haiyama Castle
  241. Hajikamigou Castle
  242. Hajoudo Castle
  243. Hakota Castle (Kozuke)
  244. Hakoyama Castle (Takai)
  245. Hakoyanagi Castle
  246. Hakusan Castle
  247. Hakusan Castle (Harima)
  248. Hamagawa Castle
  249. Hanagoya Castle (Murakami Clan Fort Network)
  250. Hanakuma Castle
  251. Hanamaki Castle
  252. Hanaoka Castle (Azumi)
  253. Hanaoka Castle (Saku)
  254. Hanaoka Castle (Suwa)
  255. Hanasaki Castle (Tsuru)
  256. Hanawa Castle
  257. Hanazawa Yakata
  258. Hanazono Castle
  259. Hanazono Mitake Castle
  260. Hanehigashi Castle
  261. Hanenishi Castle
  262. Haneo Castle
  263. Harano Castle (Suwa)
  264. Haranomoto Castle
  265. Haruyamako Castle
  266. Haruyamaoh Castle
  267. Hasedo Castle
  268. Hashira Castle (Mikawa)
  269. Hatada Castle (Omi)
  270. Hatakenaka Yakata
  271. Hatayama Castle
  272. Hatsuzawa Castle
  273. Hatta Yashiki
  274. Hattori Castle (Koka)
  275. Hayakawa Yashiki (Kai)
  276. Hayaotoshi Castle
  277. Hayashi Kohee Yashiki
  278. Hayashikojo Castle
  279. Hayashiohjo Castle
  280. Hekitani Castle
  281. Henmi Yashiki (Kai)
  282. Hida Castle (Omi)
  283. Hieinoyama Fort
  284. Higashi Kuramae Castle
  285. Higashi Maruoka Castle (Koka)
  286. Higashi Wada Castle
  287. Higashijou Castle (Chikuma)
  288. Higuchi Castle (Omi)
  289. Higuchiuchi Castle (Ina)
  290. Hijika Castle
  291. Hijiyama Castle (Iga)
  292. Hikaru Castle
  293. Hiki Castle
  294. Hikida Castle
  295. Hikidono Yashiki
  296. Hikuma Castle
  297. Hime Castle (Chikuma)
  298. Hime Castle (Hanishina)
  299. Hime Castle (Mikawa)
  300. Himega Castle (Mikawa)
  301. Himuro Yakata
  302. Hina Yashiki
  303. Hinatabata Yakata
  304. Hino Castle
  305. Hinode Castle
  306. Hinohara Castle
  307. Hirabayashi Castle (Minochi)
  308. Hirai Castle
  309. Hirai Castle (Omi)
  310. Hirai Kanayama Castle
  311. Hirai Yashiki (Kai)
  312. Hiraide Moated Settlement
  313. Hiraiwa Castle (Mikawa)
  314. Hiraizumi Date
  315. Hirakura Castle
  316. Hirase Castle
  317. Hirase Kitano Castle
  318. Hirase Noroshidai
  319. Hirase Yakata
  320. Hiratsuka Castle
  321. Hirose Castle (Hida)
  322. Hirota Castle
  323. Hisawa Castle
  324. Hishakuyama Castle
  325. Hitomoshi Castle (Saku)
  326. Hitomoshiyama Fort (Suwa)
  327. Hiyama Castle
  328. Hizen Nagoya Castle
  329. Hodarakuji Castle
  330. Hojo Clan Residence
  331. Hokkyu Castle
  332. Honjinzawabata Fort
  333. Honshouji Castle
  334. Hora Castle (Mikawa)
  335. Hora Yakata
  336. Hori Castle (Minochi)
  337. Horigane Yakata
  338. Horigoe Palace
  339. Horikawa Castle
  340. Horikoshi Castle
  341. Horinouchi Castle (Kai)
  342. Horinouchi Yakata (Azumi)
  343. Horinouchi Yakata (Ina)
  344. Hoshigasaki Castle
  345. Hoshina Maenoyama Fort
  346. Hoshina Yakata
  347. Hosogaya Yakata
  348. Hosokawagonsui Castle
  349. Hosokawaonmaeda Castle
  350. Hosokawashiroyama Castle
  351. Hotaka Yakata
  352. Hotta no Saku
  353. Houjiin Doi
  354. Hourinji Yakata
  355. Houshouji Fort
  356. Houzouji Yakata
  357. Hyakusaiji Castle
  358. Iba Castle
  359. Ibako Castle
  360. Ibaraki Castle
  361. Ibarayama Castle
  362. Ibayama Castle
  363. Ibikitagata Castle
  364. Ibuka Castle
  365. Ichibajin'yama Castle (Koka)
  366. Ichigousan Castle
  367. Ichijodani Castle
  368. Ichijodani Kojo Castle
  369. Ichijodaniyama Castle
  370. Ichijojiyama Castle
  371. Ichikawa Jin'ya
  372. Ichinodaira Castle (Ina)
  373. Ichinomiya Castle
  374. Ida Castle (Mikawa)
  375. Iga Castle (Mikawa)
  376. Igawa Castle
  377. Ii Yakata
  378. Iida Castle (Azumi)
  379. Iida Fort
  380. Iida Yashiki
  381. Iimori Castle
  382. Iimori Castle (Azumi)
  383. Iinawa Castle
  384. Iino Taira Castle
  385. Iinoya Castle
  386. Iinuma Castle
  387. Iiyama Castle
  388. Iizuna Castle (Murakami Clan Fort Network)
  389. Iji Castle
  390. Ijiri Yashiki
  391. Ikarashi Yakata
  392. Ikeda Castle
  393. Ikeda Castle (Mino)
  394. Ikeda Yakata (Omi)
  395. Ikenoshiri Yakata
  396. Ikkui Yashiki (Kai)
  397. Ima Castle (Mino)
  398. Imai Castle
  399. Imai Fort
  400. Imai Yashiki (Kai)
  401. Imamura Castle (Omi)
  402. Imamura Castle (Yamashiro)
  403. Imori Castle (Suwa)
  404. Imoto Castle (Omi)
  405. Ina Castle
  406. Ina Yashiki
  407. Inamura Castle (Ina)
  408. Inamurafuru Castle
  409. Inaniwa Castle
  410. Inariyama Castle (Saku)
  411. Inariyama Castle (Sarashina)
  412. Inatsuke Castle
  413. Injiki Castle
  414. Innoshima Suigun Castle
  415. Inoko Yakata
  416. Inokuchi Castle (Nukata)
  417. Inoue Castle
  418. Inoue Yakata
  419. Inoue Yakata (Shiga)
  420. Inuinofuru Castle
  421. Inukai Castle
  422. Inukai Yakata
  423. Ioto Castle
  424. Iouji Fort
  425. Ioyama Castle
  426. Iroganeyama Fort
  427. Isawa Castle
  428. Isezaki Castle (Sanada)
  429. Ishibashi Castle
  430. Ishibayama Castle (Omi)
  431. Ishida Castle (Mikawa)
  432. Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle
  433. Ishigami Castle
  434. Ishihama Castle
  435. Ishikawa Jouzan Yashiki
  436. Ishimura Castle
  437. Ishinomaki Castle
  438. Ishitono Yashiki
  439. Ishiwata Yakata
  440. Isobe Castle
  441. Isobe Castle (Mikawa)
  442. Isshiki Castle (Chita)
  443. Isshiki Castle (Omi)
  444. Isshiki Castle (Suruga)
  445. Itabashi Castle
  446. Itadafuru Yashiki (Mikawa)
  447. Itagaki Kanenobu Yashiki
  448. Itagakiyama Noroshidai
  449. Itami Castle
  450. Itazuke Moated Settlement
  451. Itokazu Castle
  452. Itou Genba Yashiki
  453. Itousakaue Fort
  454. Iuchi Castle (Mikawa)
  455. Iwabitsu Castle
  456. Iwabuchi Castle (Aida)
  457. Iwade Danjou Kyokan
  458. Iwade Yashiki (Kai)
  459. Iwadono Castle
  460. Iwahara Castle (Azumi)
  461. Iwahori Castle (Mikawa)
  462. Iwakiri Castle
  463. Iwakubo Yakata
  464. Iwakura Castle
  465. Iwaoka Yakata
  466. Iwasaki Castle
  467. Iwasaki Castle (Hanishina)
  468. Iwasaki Castle (Mutsu)
  469. Iwasaki Yakata
  470. Iwaseyama Castle
  471. Iwato Castle (Mikawa)
  472. Iwaya Castle
  473. Iwazu Castle
  474. Iwazu Daizen Castle
  475. Iwazu Daizennishi Castle
  476. Iwazu Dannoue Castle
  477. Iwazu Ino Castle
  478. Iwazu Kibira Castle
  479. Iwazu Myoshinji Castle
  480. Iwazu Naruse Castle
  481. Iwazushin Castle
  482. Izaki Castle
  483. Izu Nagahama Castle
  484. Izumigashira Castle
  485. Jikki Yashiki
  486. Jikouin Fort
  487. Jikouin Yakata
  488. Jinbagahara Castle
  489. Jindaiji Castle
  490. Jinguuji Yakata
  491. Jinnoya Castle (Mikawa)
  492. Jionji Yakata
  493. Jizen Castle (Koka)
  494. Jofukuji Castle
  495. Jou Ian Yashiki
  496. Jouguuji Castle
  497. Jouhikage Fort
  498. Joujou Castle
  499. Joukouin Yakata
  500. Joumineyama Castle
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