3 Level Yagura 三重櫓
Main keeps are basically really big yagura that evolved to 3 or more levels. Especially, in eastern Japan many castles built a large 3 level yagura in place of a main keep. Such main keep were also called gosankai yagura. The main keep of Hirosaki Castle and Marugame Castle are actually 3 level yagura. At Edo Castle, the 3 level Fujimi Yagura was used in place of the main keep after it burned down too.
|Typical 3 level yagura||Edo Castle||Takamatsu Castle||Fukuyama Castle||Nagoya Castle||Hikone Castle|
|Hirosaki Castle||Kakegawa Castle||Shiroishi Castle||Shirakawa Castle|