Hilltop

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Hilltop Castles / 平山城

This is a subtype of Castle Type

Hilltop Castles are probably the ideal castle type, in my opinion. If there is a suitable hill or small mountain to build a castle on it allows the lord the ability to take advantage of the difference in elevation and natural features of the land to create defenses, as well as the ability to double up with the extensive moats of a Flatland Castles. The much more accessible site provides the lord with a more suitable location for administration and the ability to develop a castle town surrounding the castle, which itself can act as a defensive perimeter. Iyo Matsuyama Castle and Himeji Castle are two exemplary original castles which display all these features. The Hilltop Castle is also known for reforming the land and carving the hill to meet the purposes of the castle, much more significantly than a Mountaintop Castle likely would have.

Castles with Hilltop Castles

  1. Aizu Wakamatsu Castle
  2. Akashi Castle
  3. Aki Castle
  4. Annaka Castle
  5. Azuchi Castle
  6. Chiba Castle
  7. Chigasaki Castle
  8. Chiran Castle
  9. Edo Castle
  10. Fujihashi Castle (Tokyo)
  11. Fujita Castle
  12. Fukuchiyama Castle
  13. Fukuoka Castle
  14. Fukuyama Castle
  15. Funehiki Castle
  16. Hachigata Castle
  17. Hachinohe Castle
  18. Hamamatsu Castle
  19. Hanamaki Castle
  20. Hanawa Castle
  21. Hikone Castle
  22. Himeji Castle
  23. Hirado Castle
  24. Hirai Castle
  25. Hirosaki Castle
  26. Hitoyoshi Castle
  27. Hizen Nagoya Castle
  28. Iga Ueno Castle
  29. Iino-Taira Castle
  30. Ikeda Castle
  31. Imai Castle
  32. Inatsuke Castle
  33. Inawashiro Castle
  34. Innoshima Suigun castle
  35. Inuyama Castle
  36. Ishigami Castle
  37. Iwakitaira Castle
  38. Iwasaki Castle
  39. Iyo Matsuyama Castle
  40. Izu Nagahama Castle
  41. Izushi Castle
  42. Jindaiji Castle
  43. Kakegawa Castle
  44. Kamei Castle
  45. Kameyama Castle
  46. Kaminoyama Castle
  47. Kamioka Castle
  48. Kanazawa Castle
  49. Karatsu Castle
  50. Kasashima Castle
  51. Kashiwara Castle
  52. Katakura Castle
  53. Katsuura Castle
  54. Kawahara Castle
  55. Kawashima Castle
  56. Kitsuki Castle
  57. Kochi Castle
  58. Kofu Castle
  59. Kogane Castle
  60. Kokokuji Castle
  61. Komoro Castle
  62. Koyama Castle
  63. Kozukue Castle
  64. Kubota Castle
  65. Kumamoto Castle
  66. Kunohe Castle
  67. Kurume Castle
  68. Kushima Castle
  69. Marugame Castle
  70. Maruoka Castle
  71. Masujima Castle
  72. Masuo Castle
  73. Matsue Castle
  74. Matsusaka Castle
  75. Matsuyama Castle (Saitama)
  76. Mikawa Castle
  77. Minokubi Castle
  78. Minowa Castle
  1. Mito Castle
  2. Morioka Castle
  3. Moroto Castle
  4. Motosakura Castle
  5. Murakami Castle
  6. Mutsu Iwasaki Castle
  7. Naka Castle
  8. Nakamura Castle
  9. Nobeoka Castle
  10. Oba Castle
  11. Obi Castle
  12. Odaka Castle
  13. Odano Castle
  14. Odawara Castle
  15. Ogawa Castle
  16. Ogurayama Castle
  17. Okami Castle
  18. Okayama Castle
  19. Okazaki Castle
  20. Okkoshi Castle
  21. Omi Hachiman Castle
  22. Osaka Castle (Ibaraki)
  23. Otaki Castle
  24. Otawara Castle
  25. Owari Ohno Castle
  26. Ozu Castle
  27. Saiki Castle
  28. Sakasai Castle
  29. Sakata Castle
  30. Sakura Castle
  31. Sano Castle
  32. Sasayama Castle
  33. Seiryuin
  34. Sekinomori Castle
  35. Senpuku Castle
  36. Shichinohe Castle
  37. Shinpu Castle
  38. Shirakawa Castle
  39. Shirogane Yakata
  40. Shiroishi Castle
  41. Shuri Castle
  42. Soma Nakamura Castle
  43. Sonobe Castle
  44. Sugiyama Castle
  45. Sumoto Castle
  46. Taga Castle
  47. Takai Castle
  48. Takato Castle
  49. Takayama Castle
  50. Tamaru Castle
  51. Tanba Kameyama Castle
  52. Tateyama Castle
  53. Tatsugoyama Castle
  54. Tenjinyama Castle
  55. Toba Castle
  56. Tobiyama Castle
  57. Tojo Castle
  58. Tokushima Castle
  59. Tomioka Castle
  60. Torinji Castle
  61. Toyooka Castle
  62. Tsukikuma Castle
  63. Tsuyama Castle
  64. Urado Castle
  65. Ushiku Castle
  66. Ushiku Jinya
  67. Usui Castle
  68. Usuida Shukuuchi Fort
  69. Usuki Castle
  70. Uwajima Castle
  71. Wakayama Castle
  72. Yamagami Castle
  73. Yokosuka Castle
  74. Yokote Castle
  75. Yonago Castle
  76. Yoshida Castle (Ibaraki)
  77. Zen Castle


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