This is a list of all the castle structures that are nationally registered as National Treasures (NT) or Important Cultural Properties (ICP). These are all original structures that have been selected for their cultural, historical or architectural value. National Treasures are technically a subset of Important Cultural Properties that are exceptionally well done or have considerable historical interest. There are links to any castles or structures I have pictures for on this site. I also have hundreds of other pictures for castles I visited. I will sort through them and gradually add pictures for any structures not yet up.

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No. Castle Structure Artifact
Type
Structure Type Year
1 Akashi Castle Hitsujisaru Yagura (2) ICP 3 level yagura early Edo Period
2 Akashi Castle Tatsumi Yagura (2) ICP 3 level yagura early Edo Period
3 Bitchu Matsuyama Castle Nijuu Yagura ICP 2 level yagura 1615-1617
4 Bitchu Matsuyama Castle San no Hirayagura East Wall (2) ICP wall 1615-1617
5 Bitchu Matsuyama Castle tenshu (2) ICP 2 level yagura 1615-1617
6 Edo Castle Shimizu Gate (2) (3) ICP korai gate, yagura gate (masugata) 1658
7 Edo Castle Soto Sakurada Gate (2) (3) ICP korai gate, yagura gate (masugata) 1617
8 Edo Castle Tayasu Gate (2) (3) ICP korai gate, yagura gate (masugata) 1636
9 Fukuoka Castle Minami Maru Tamon Yagura ICP 1 level yagura with 2 level corner yagura at one end 1854
10 Fukuyama Castle Fushimi Yagura (2) ICP 3 level yagura 1615 (moved from Fushimi Castle)
11 Fukuyama Castle Sujigane Gate (2) ICP yagura gate 1615-1632 (?)
12 Hikone Castle tenshu (2) (3) NT donjon 1606
13 Hikone Castle Tsukiyagura, Tamon Yagura NT 1 level yagura 1606
14 Hikone Castle Ninomaru Sawaguchi Tamon Yagura (2) ICP 1 level yagura and southeast 2 level corner yagura 1771
15 Hikone Castle Nishinomaru 3 level yagura and tsuzukiyagura ICP 3 level yagura, 3 level corner yagura, southeast and northeast tsuzuki yagura, 1 level yagura 1600-1614
16 Hikone Castle Taiko Gate and Tsuzuki Yagura ICP taiko gate, 1 level yagura gate, tsuzuki yagura, 1 level yagura 1600-1614
17 Hikone Castle Tenbin Yagura ICP one story yagura with a 2 story yagura at each end 1600-1614
18 Hikone Castle umaya ICP horse stable 1688-1703
19 Himeji Castle East Kotenshu NT 3 level connected donjon 1609
20 Himeji Castle Ha Watariyagura NT 2 level connecting yagura 1609
21 Himeji Castle I Watariyagura, Ro Watariyagura NT 2 level connecting yagura 1609
22 Himeji Castle Inui Kotenshu (2) (3) NT 3 level connected donjon 1609
23 Himeji Castle main tenshu (2) (3) (4) NT 5 level donjon 1608
24 Himeji Castle Ni Watariyagura NT 2 level connecting yagura gate 1609
25 Himeji Castle West Kotenshu (2) (3) NT 3 level connected donjon 1609
26 Himeji Castle Bizen Gate ICP Yagura gate 1601-1609
27 Himeji Castle Chi Gate ICP munamon 1601-1609
28 Himeji Castle Chi Yagura (2) ICP 2 level corner yagura 1601-1609
29 Himeji Castle Ha Gate (2) ICP yagura gate 1601-1609
30 Himeji Castle Ha Gate East Wall (2) ICP wall 1601-1609
31 Himeji Castle Ha Gate South Wall (2) ICP wall 1601-1609
32 Himeji Castle Ha Gate West Wall (2) ICP wall 1601-1609
33 Himeji Castle Ha Watariyagura ICP 1 level connecting yagura 1601-1609
34 Himeji Castle He Gate ICP koraimon 1601-1609
35 Himeji Castle He Gate East Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
36 Himeji Castle He Gate West Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
37 Himeji Castle He Watariyagura ICP 1 level connecting yagura 1601-1609
38 Himeji Castle Hishi gate ICP yagura Gate 1601-1609
39 Himeji Castle Hishi Gate East Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
40 Himeji Castle Hishi Gate South Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
41 Himeji Castle Hishi Gate West Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
42 Himeji Castle Ho Yagura ICP 2 level yagura 1601-1609
43 Himeji Castle I Gate ICP koraimon 1601-1609
44 Himeji Castle I Gate East Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
45 Himeji Castle I Watariyagura ICP 1 level connecting yagura 1601-1609
46 Himeji Castle I Watariyagura South wall ICP wall 1601-1609
47 Himeji Castle Ikaku Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1601-1609
48 Himeji Castle Ikaku Yagura South Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
49 Himeji Castle Ka Watariyagura ICP 1 level connecting yagura 1601-1609
50 Himeji Castle Ka Yagura ICP 2 level corner yagura 1601-1609
51 Himeji Castle Ka Yagura North Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
52 Himeji Castle Kesho Yagura ICP 1 level yagura and 2 level yagura 1601-1609
53 Himeji Castle Kesho Yagura South Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
54 Himeji Castle Mizu no Ichi gate ICP munamon 1601-1609
55 Himeji Castle Mizu no Go Gate South Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
56 Himeji Castle Mizu no Ichi Gate North Tsuiji Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
57 Himeji Castle Mizu no Ichi Gate West Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
58 Himeji Castle Mizu no Ni Gate ICP munamon 1601-1609
59 Himeji Castle Ni Gate ICP yagura gate 1601-1609
60 Himeji Castle Ni Gate Lower East Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
61 Himeji Castle Ni Gate Upper East Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
62 Himeji Castle Ni Watariyagura ICP 1 level connecting yagura 1601-1609
63 Himeji Castle Ni Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1601-1609
64 Himeji Castle Ni Yagura South Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
65 Himeji Castle Nu Gate ICP yagura Gate, 2 level yagura 1601-1609
66 Himeji Castle Nu Yagura ICP 2 level yagura 1601-1609
67 Himeji Castle Obi Yagura ICP 1 level connecting yagura 1601-1609
68 Himeji Castle Obikuruwa North Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
69 Himeji Castle Obikuruwa Yagura ICP 2 level yagura 1601-1609
70 Himeji Castle Orimawari Yagura (2) ICP 2 level yagura 1601-1609
71 Himeji Castle Re Watariyagura ICP 1 level connecting yagura 1601-1609
72 Himeji Castle Ri Gate ICP Koraimon 1601-1609
73 Himeji Castle Ri Watariyagura; (1st & 2nd sections) (2) ICP 2 level connecting yagura 1601-1609
74 Himeji Castle Ro Gate ICP koraimon 1601-1609
75 Himeji Castle Ro Gate East Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
76 Himeji Castle Ro Gate Southwest Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
77 Himeji Castle Ro Watariyagura ICP 1 level connecting yagura 1601-1609
78 Himeji Castle Ro Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1601-1609
79 Himeji Castle Ro Yagura East Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
80 Himeji Castle Ro Yagura West Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
81 Himeji Castle Ru Yagura ICP 2 level yagura 1601-1609
82 Himeji Castle Ta Watariyagura ICP 1 level connecting yagura 1601-1609
83 Himeji Castle Taiko Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1601-1609
84 Himeji Castle Taiko Yagura North Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
85 Himeji Castle Taiko Yagura South Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
86 Himeji Castle To no Ichi Gate ICP yagura gate 1601-1609
87 Himeji Castle To no Ni Gate ICP koraimon 1601-1609
88 Himeji Castle To no Ni Gate East Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
89 Himeji Castle To no Yon Gate ICP koraimon 1601-1609
90 Himeji Castle To no Yon Gate East Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
91 Himeji Castle To no Yon Gate West Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
92 Himeji Castle To Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1601-1609
93 Himeji Castle To Yagura South Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
94 Himeji Castle Wa Yagura ICP 2 level corner yagura 1601-1609
95 Himeji Castle Wa Yagura East Wall ICP wall 1601-1609
96 Himeji Castle Wo Yagura ICP 2 level yagura 1601-1609
97 Himeji Castle Yo Watariyagura ICP 1 level connecting yagura 1601-1609
98 Hirosaki Castle Higashimon Gate ICP yagura gate 1611
99 Hirosaki Castle Higashiuchimon Gate ICP yagura gate 1611
100 Hirosaki Castle Hitsujisaru Yagura ICP 3 level corner yagura 1611
101 Hirosaki Castle Kitamon Gate (2) ICP yagura gate 1611
102 Hirosaki Castle Minamiuchimon Gate (2) ICP yagura gate 1611
103 Hirosaki Castle Otemon Gate ICP yagura gate 1611
104 Hirosaki Castle Tatsumi Yagura ICP 3 level corner yagura 1611
105 Hirosaki Castle tenshu (2) ICP 3 level yagura 1810
106 Hirosaki Castle Ushitora Yagura ICP 3 level yagura 1611
107 Inuyama Castle tenshu (2) NT donjon 1601
108 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Ichinomon (2) ICP koraimon 1818-1854
109 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Ichinomon East Wall ICP wall 1804-1859
110 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Ichinomon South Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1818-1854
111 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Inui Yagura (2) (3) ICP 2 level corner yagura Early Edo Period
112 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Kakushimon ICP yagura Gate early Edo Period
113 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Kakushimon Tsuzukiyagura (2) ICP 1 level yagura early Edo Period
114 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Ninomon ICP yakuimon 1818-1854
115 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Ninomon East Wall ICP wall 1804-1859
116 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Ninomon South Yagura (2) ICP 1 level yagura 1818-1854
117 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Nohara Yagura ICP 2 level corner yagura Early Edo Period
118 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Sannomon East Wall ICP wall 1804-1859
119 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Sannomon Gate (2) (3) ICP koraimon 1818-1854
120 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Sannomon South Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1818-1854
121 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Shichikumon ICP koraimon 1818-1854
122 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Shichikumon East Wall ICP wall 1804-1859
123 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Shichikumon West Wall ICP wall 1804-1859
124 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Shikirimon Gate (2) (3) ICP koraimon 1818-1854
125 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Shikirimon Gate Walls ICP Wall 1804-1859
126 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Sujiganemon Gate East wall (2) ICP wall 1804-1859
127 Iyo Matsuyama Castle tenshu (2) (3) (4) ICP 3 level donjon 1818-1854
128 Iyo Matsuyama Castle Tonashimon Gate (2) ICP koraimon 1635
129 Kakegawa Castle goten (2) ICP palace 1860
130 Kakegawa Castle Yusanji Sanmon Gate ICP yagura gate (moved to Yusanji Temple in Meiji Period) 1659
131 Kanazawa Castle Ishikawa Gate ICP koraimon, yagura gate (masugata), tsukiyagura, taikobei 1788
132 Kanazawa Castle Sanjukken Nagaya (2) ICP 2 level tamon yagura 1860
133 Kanazawa Castle Tsurumaru Warehouse ICP Warehouse 1848
134 Kochi Castle East Tamon (2) ICP 1 level yagura 1801-1803
135 Kochi Castle Kaitokukan ICP palace 1625
136 Kochi Castle Kuroganemon ICP yagura Gate 1730
137 Kochi Castle Kuroganemon Northwest wall ICP wall 1747-1749
138 Kochi Castle Kuroganemon Southeast wall ICP wall 1747-1749
139 Kochi Castle Nando Kura ICP 1 level yagura (storehouse) 1747-1749
140 Kochi Castle Outemon (2) ICP Yagura Gate 1801
141 Kochi Castle Outemon Northeast wall ICP wall 1747-1749
142 Kochi Castle Outemon Southwest wall ICP wall 1747-1749
143 Kochi Castle Rokamon ICP yagura Gate 1801-1803
144 Kochi Castle tenshu (2) ICP 4 level donjon 1747
145 Kochi Castle Tenshu Northwest Wall ICP wall 1747-1749
146 Kochi Castle Tenshu Southeast Wall ICP wall 1747-1749
147 Kochi Castle Tsumemon (2) ICP yagura Gate 1802
148 Kochi Castle West Tamon ICP 1 level yagura Mid Edo Period
149 Komoro Castle Otemon Gate (2) ICP yagura gate 1596
150 Komoro Castle Sannomon Gate ICP yagura gate 1764-1771
151 Kumamoto Castle Akazuno mon ICP yagura gate 1866
152 Kumamoto Castle East Juuhachiken Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1601-1607
153 Kumamoto Castle Gennoshin Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1601-1607
154 Kumamoto Castle Goken Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1601-1607
155 Kumamoto Castle Hirayagura ICP 1 level yagura 1860
156 Kumamoto Castle Juuyonken Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1834
157 Kumamoto Castle Kenmotsu Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1860
158 Kumamoto Castle Nagabei ICP wall 1860
159 Kumamoto Castle North Juuhachiken Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1601-1607
160 Kumamoto Castle Shichiken Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1857
161 Kumamoto Castle Tako Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1865
162 Kumamoto Castle Utoyagura (2) ICP 3 level donjon 1601-1607
163 Kumamoto Castle Yonken Yagura ICP 1 level yagura 1866
164 Marugame Castle Ote Ichinomon (2) ICP yagura gate 1670
165 Marugame Castle Ote Ninomon ICP koraimon 1670
166 Marugame Castle tenshu (2) (3) ICP 3 level donjon 1643-1660
167 Maruoka Castle tenshu (2) (3) (4) ICP donjon 1576
168 Matsue Castle tenshu (2) NT 4 level donjon 1607-1611
169 Matsumae Castle Honmaru Gomon (2) ICP yagura gate 1853
170 Matsumoto Castle Inui Kotenshu (2) (3) NT 3 level donjon 1624-1643
171 Matsumoto Castle Tatsumi Tsukiyagura NT 2 level connected yagura early Edo Period
172 Matsumoto Castle tenshu (2) (3) (4) NT 5 level donjon 1624-1643
173 Matsumoto Castle Tsukimi Yagura (2) NT 1 level yagura 1624-1643
174 Matsumoto Castle Watariyagura NT 2 level connecting yagura 1624-1643
175 Nagoya Castle Former Ninomaru East Ninomon Gate ICP koraimon 1612
176 Nagoya Castle Ninomaru Ote Ninomon Gate ICP koraimon 1612
177 Nagoya Castle Northwest Corner Yagura ICP 3 level corner yagura 1619
178 Nagoya Castle Omote Ninomon Gate (2) ICP koraimon 1612
179 Nagoya Castle Southeast Corner Yagura ICP 2 level corner yagura 1612
180 Nagoya Castle Southwest Corner Yagura ICP 2 level corner yagura 1612
181 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Goten Kuroshoin (2) NT palace building 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
182 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Goten Shiroshoin NT palace building 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
183 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Goten Kurumayose & Toozamurai NT entranceway and palace building 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
184 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Goten Ohiroma NT palace building 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
185 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Goten Shikidai NT palace building 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
186 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Goten Sotetsunoma NT palace building 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
187 Nijo Castle dozo and nagayamon gate ICP storehouse with nagayamon gate 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
188 Nijo Castle East Otemon ICP yagura mon 1625-1626
189 Nijo Castle Honmaru Goten Daidokoro & Karinoma ICP palace kitchen 1847
190 Nijo Castle Honmaru Goten Genkan ICP palace entranceway 1847
191 Nijo Castle Honmaru Goten Goshoin ICP main palace 1790-1791
192 Nijo Castle Honmaru Otsune Goten ICP palace 1849
193 Nijo Castle Honmaru Yagura mon ICP yagura gate 1625-1626
194 Nijo Castle Momoyama Gate ICP gate 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
195 Nijo Castle Naruko Gate ICP gate 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
196 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Goten Daidokoro ICP ninomaru palace kitchen 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
197 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Goten Okiyodokoro ICP ninomaru palace kitchen 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
198 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Goten Tsuiji wall ICP wall 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
199 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Karamon (2) ICP gate 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
200 Nijo Castle North dozo ICP storehouse 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
201 Nijo Castle North Naka Shikirimon ICP uzumimon 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
202 Nijo Castle North Otemon ICP yagura mon 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
203 Nijo Castle South dozo ICP storehouse 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
204 Nijo Castle South Naka Shikirimon ICP uzumimon 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
205 Nijo Castle Southeast sumi yagura ICP 2 level yagura 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
206 Nijo Castle Southeast Sumi Yagura Northern Wall ICP wall 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
207 Nijo Castle Southwest Sumi Yagura ICP 2 level yagura 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
208 Nijo Castle West Gate ICP uzumi mon 1602-1603 & 1625-1626
209 Okayama Castle Nishonomaru Nishite Yagura ICP 2 level yagura 1594-1597
210 Okayama Castle Tsukimi Yagura ICP 2 level corner yagura 1615-1632
211 Osaka Castle castle walls ICP earthen walls end of Edo Period
212 Osaka Castle Enshogura ICP storehouse 1685
213 Osaka Castle Gokinzo ICP storehouse 1837
214 Osaka Castle Ichiban yagura ICP 2 level yagura 1630
215 Osaka Castle Inui Yagura (2) ICP 2 level yagura 1620
216 Osaka Castle Kinmeisui Ido Yakata ICP well pavillion 1626
217 Osaka Castle Otemon (2) ICP koraimon 1848
218 Osaka Castle Rokuban Yagura (2) (3) ICP 2 level yagura 1628
219 Osaka Castle Sakura mon (2) (3) ICP koraimon 1887
220 Osaka Castle Sengan Yagura (2) ICP 2 level yagura 1620
221 Osaka Castle Tamon Yagura ICP one level yagura 1848
222 Ozu Castle Daidokoro Yagura (2) ICP 2 level yagura 1859
223 Ozu Castle Koran Yagura (2) ICP 2 level yagura 1861
224 Ozu Castle Owata Yagura ICP 2 level yagura 1843
225 Ozu Castle Sannomaru South Sumi Yagura (2) ICP 2 level corner yagura 1766
226 Saga Castle Shachinomon and tsuzuki yagura ICP yagura gate and 1 level connected yagura 1836
227 Shibata Castle Ninomaru Sumi Yagura ICP 2 level yagura mid Edo period
228 Shibata Castle Omote Gate ICP yagura gate mid Edo Period
229 Takamatsu Castle Kitanomaru Mizute Gomon (2) (3) ICP yakuimon Edo Period
230 Takamatsu Castle Kitanomaru Tsukimi Yagura (2) (3) ICP 3 level corner yagura 1676
231 Takamatsu Castle Kitanomaru Watariyagura (2) ICP 1 level connecting yagura 1676
232 Takamatsu Castle Ushitora Yagura (2) (3) ICP 3 level corner yagura 1677 moved from Fushimi Castle
233 Uwajima Castle tenshu (2) ICP 3 level donjon 1664-1665
234 Wakayama Castle Okaguchi Gate ICP yagura gate 1621
235 Zeze Castle Muchisaki Shrine Omote Gate ICP koraimon 1600-1614
236 Zeze Castle Shinozu Shrine Omote Gate (2) ICP koraimon 1600-1614
237 Zeze Castle Zeze Shrine Omote Gate (2) ICP yakuimon 1655

This information was collected from the Historical Artifacts Database on the Agency for Cultural Affairs website. Besides those that have been officially selected, there are many other original structures you can enjoy at these and other castles throughout the country.