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