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). For people who are new to visiting Japanese castles or whose image of Japanese castles is Himeji Castle these Edo Period castles are a good place to start on this adventure. With a few exceptions, all castles labelled as Edo Period in here are mostly cataloged in these books about the Edo Period castles of the 300 Han Castles and Jin'ya of 300 Edo Period Domains - East Japan (図説江戸三百藩「城と陣屋 (東国編)) and Castles and Jin'ya of 300 Edo Period Domains - West Japan (図説江戸三百藩「城と陣屋」(西国編)).

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