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