Edo Period

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Edo Period / 江戸時代

This is a subtype of Historical Period

This category includes all those castles that were active in the Edo Period. At the beginning of the Edo Period the "One Castle per province" edict forced the abandonment of thousands of smaller castles throughout Japan. The castles that remained into the Edo Period or were newly built in the Edo Period saw many changes to their construction compared to earlier castles. Since a lord could only have one castle, it tended to be bigger. Castles also shifted to Hilltops or Plains from the mountains to make them more accessible and easier to govern from. As techniques improved you would see also bigger stone walls, wider moats to prevent gunfire, and larger main keeps. Some of these techniques were developed at the end of the Sengoku Period in places like Azuchi Castle and Osaka Castle but they really became most widespread in the Edo Period to the point where you could say they were standard features of Edo Period castles.

Edo Period castles also includes a subset of fortifications called jin'ya. Jin'ya are basically fortified government offices. They were built for small domains (generally less than 30,000 koku of rice) where the lord did not have the qualifications to be a "castle lord." These were called "castleless lords" or "jin'ya lords". Jin'ya were also established for domains, like Takayama (see Takayama Jin'ya), that were directly under control of the Tokugawa government. Jin'ya are often listed as castles in castle books and materials.

There were 300 provinces (with some minor changes through the period) in the Edo Period, so you could say that in the Edo Period alone there were 300 active castles (including a handful of jin'ya)

Castles with Edo Period

  1. Aizu Wakamatsu Castle
  2. Akashi Castle
  3. Akizuki Castle
  4. Akizuki Domain South Detached Palace
  5. Ako Castle
  6. Amagasaki Castle
  7. Annaka Castle
  8. Baba Yashiki
  9. Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
  10. Chikuma Awaji Castle
  11. Echizen Katsuyama Castle
  12. Echizen Ohno Castle
  13. Edo Castle
  14. Fukuchiyama Castle
  15. Fukui Castle
  16. Fukuoka Castle
  17. Fukushima Castle (Niigata)
  18. Fukuyama Castle
  19. Funai Castle
  20. Goryokaku Fort
  21. Hagi Castle
  22. Hamada Castle
  23. Hamamatsu Castle
  24. Hekirichi Jinya
  25. Hikobe Yashiki
  26. Hikone Castle
  27. Himeji Castle
  28. Hirado Castle
  29. Hirosaki Castle
  30. Hiroshima Castle
  31. Hitoyoshi Castle
  32. Hizen Kashima Castle
  33. Hyogo Castle
  34. Iga Ueno Castle
  35. Iida Castle
  36. Iijima Jin'ya
  37. Imabari Castle
  38. Imai Jin'ya
  39. Inawashiro Castle
  40. Inuyama Castle
  41. Iwakitaira Castle
  42. Iwakuni Castle
  43. Iwamura Castle
  44. Iwatsuki Castle
  45. Iyo Matsuyama Castle
  46. Izuki Jin'ya
  47. Izumi Jin'ya
  48. Izushi Castle
  49. Kagoshima Castle
  50. Kaibai Castle
  51. Kaibara Jinya
  52. Kakegawa Castle
  53. Kameda Castle
  54. Kamei Castle
  55. Kameyama Castle
  56. Kaminoyama Castle
  57. Kanazawa Castle
  58. Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate)
  59. Kano Castle
  60. Kanou Castle
  61. Karasuyama Castle
  62. Karatsu Castle
  63. Kasama Castle
  64. Katsunumashi Yakata
  65. Kawagoe Castle
  66. Kawahara Castle
  67. Kishiwada Castle
  68. Kiso Daikansho
  69. Kitsuki Castle
  70. Kochi Castle
  71. Kofu Castle
  72. Kokura Castle
  73. Komatsu Castle
  74. Komoro Castle
  75. Koromo Castle
  76. Kubota Castle
  77. Kumamoto Castle
  78. Kurume Castle
  79. Kururi Castle
  80. Kushima Castle
  81. Kuwana Castle
  82. Maebashi Castle
  83. Marugame Castle
  84. Maruoka Castle
  85. Matsudaira Yakata
  86. Matsue Castle
  87. Matsumae Castle
  88. Matsumoto Castle
  89. Matsusaka Castle
  90. Matsushiro Castle
  91. Mibu Castle
  92. Mihara Castle
  93. Minakuchi Castle
  94. Mito Castle
  95. Mizusawa Castle
  96. Momose Jin'ya
  97. Morioka Castle
  98. Murakami Castle
  99. Nabari Jinya
  100. Nabekura Castle
  101. Naegi Castle
  102. Nagoya Castle
  103. Nihonmatsu Castle
  104. Nijo Castle
  105. Nijouko Castle
  106. Nishio Castle
  107. Niwase Castle
  108. Nobeoka Castle
  109. Numata Castle
  110. Obama Castle
  111. Obata Jin'ya
  112. Obi Castle
  113. Odawara Castle
  114. Ogaki Castle
  115. Ogurayama Castle
  116. Ohmori Daikansho
  117. Ojima Jin'ya
  118. Oka Castle
  119. Okayama Castle
  120. Okazaki Castle
  121. Osaka Castle
  122. Oshi Castle
  123. Otaki Castle
  124. Ozu Castle
  125. Saga Castle
  126. Saiki Castle
  127. Sakura Castle
  128. Sakura Castle (Aichi)
  129. Sarushima Battery Island
  130. Sasayama Castle
  131. Sekiyado Castle
  132. Sendai Castle
  133. Shibata Castle
  134. Shichinohe Castle
  135. Shimabara Castle
  136. Shinagawa Battery Islands
  137. Shingu Castle
  138. Shirakawa Castle
  139. Shiroishi Castle
  140. Shiryokaku Fort
  141. Shishido Jin'ya
  142. Shuri Castle
  143. Sonobe Castle
  144. Sunpu Castle
  145. Suzaki Battery
  146. Takada Castle (Niigata)
  147. Takada Castle (Okayama)
  148. Takamatsu Castle
  149. Takaoka Castle
  150. Takasaki Castle
  151. Takashima Castle
  152. Takato Castle
  153. Takatori Castle
  154. Takatsuki Castle
  155. Takayama Jin'ya
  156. Tamaru Castle
  157. Tanabe Castle
  158. Tanabe Castle (Wakayama)
  159. Tanagura Castle
  160. Tanaka Castle
  161. Tanba Kameyama Castle
  162. Tatebayashi Castle
  163. Tatsuno Castle
  164. Tatsuoka Castle
  165. Toba Castle
  166. Tomioka Castle
  167. Tottori Castle
  168. Toyama Castle
  169. Toyooka Jinya
  170. Tsu Castle
  171. Tsuchiura Castle
  172. Tsuwano Castle
  173. Tsuyama Castle
  174. Ueda Castle
  175. Ushiku Jinya
  176. Utsunomiya Castle
  177. Uwajima Castle
  178. Wakayama Castle
  179. Yamagata Castle
  180. Yamato Koriyama Castle
  181. Yamura Jin'ya
  182. Yanagizakaue Fort
  183. Yatsushiro Castle
  184. Yodo Castle
  185. Yokosuka Castle
  186. Yokote Castle
  187. Yonago Castle
  188. Yoshida Castle
  189. Yoshimizu Jinya
  190. Yunagaya Jin'ya
  191. Zeze Castle
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