Fortified Manor

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Fortified Manor / 居館

This is a subtype of Castle Type

Fortified Manors (居館, kyokan) are the fortified residences of powerful local leaders and samurai. They are typically simple rectangular fortifications with a moat and earthen embankment, or sometimes stone walls. In Japanese they are often called Yashiki or Yakata. Many of these Fortified Manors are from the Heian and Kamakura Periods, before castles enlarged and developed to include quarters for samurai and other powerful local lords. In the Sengoku Period you often see the pair of a fortified manor at the foot of the mountain for everyday use and a mountaintop castle for use in times of unrest. Kazurayama Castle is one such good example and so is the Sanada Palace / Sanadahonjo Castle pair.

Some might ask if such Fortified Manors are really castles. The definition of "castle" in Japanese is actually vague. It is simply a fortification to help protect from one's enemies. This includes everything from the earliest fortified villages (Yoshinogari) to primarily political centers (Taga Castle) to smoke signal towers (noroshidai) or even fortified towns like Kamakura which itself was called Kamakura Castle at one point. The military purpose and defensive fortifications are what separates these from ordinary homes. This distinction is also separates them from Samurai Homes of the Edo Period, which were strictly controlled by local lords and did not have castle-like defenses such as embankments or trenches.

There is a frequently used Japanese castle term 城館 (jokan), which includes the characters for both castle (城) and fortified manors (館) that clearly covers both. There are also a few yakata in the Top 100 Castles and Next 100 Castles.

Castles with Fortified Manor
  1. Aburakawa Nobue Yashiki
  2. Aida Yakata
  3. Akagi Yakata
  4. Akazawashi Yakata
  5. Amemiya Yashiki
  6. Anrakuji Yakata
  7. Aoyagi Yakata
  8. Asahara Yakata
  9. Asama Palace
  10. Asama Yakata
  11. Ashikagashi Yakata
  12. Azumi Futatsugi Castle
  13. Azumi Horinouchi Yakata
  14. Azumi Mondo Castle
  15. Azumi Ogiwara Yakata
  16. Azumi Shimizu Yakata
  17. Azumi Uchibori Yakata
  18. Baba Yashiki
  19. Beffu Castle (Koka)
  20. Bizenhara Yakata
  21. Chikuma Awaji Castle
  22. Chikuma Saburouhora Castle
  23. Chikuma Uchi Castle
  24. Chimura Yashiki
  25. Choujayashiki Yakata
  26. Choushouin Yakata
  27. Dainenji Yakata
  28. Echi Hatada Castle
  29. Echi Hirai Castle
  30. Echi Kitabodaiji Castle
  31. Echi Shimozato Castle
  32. Echi Touendou Castle
  33. Echi Yamori Castle
  34. Ema Yakata
  35. Fukakusa Yakata
  36. Fukuouji Yakata
  37. Fukuzawa Yakata
  38. Furuhata Yakata
  39. Furujou Yakata
  40. Furumaya Yakata
  41. Fuseyachouja Yakata
  42. Futatsu Bungonokami Yakata
  43. Gamou Ikeda Yakata
  44. Gamou Kongouji Castle
  45. Gamou Kounoshou Castle
  46. Gamou Osada Castle
  47. Gamou Tsuda Castle
  48. Gongen Yakata
  49. Habauehori Yashiki
  50. Hanazawa Yakata
  51. Hatakenaka Yakata
  52. Hatta Yashiki
  53. Hayashi Kohee Yashiki
  54. Hikidono Yashiki
  55. Hikobe Yashiki
  56. Himuro Yakata
  57. Hirase Yakata
  58. Hitachi Takekuma Castle
  59. Hojo Clan Residence
  60. Hora Yakata
  61. Horigane Yakata
  62. Horinouchi Yashiki
  63. Hosogaya Yakata
  64. Hotaka Yakata
  65. Houzouji Yakata
  66. Ibako Castle
  67. Ichibajin'yama Castle (Koka)
  68. Igawa Castle
  69. Ikenoshiri Yakata
  70. Ina Horinouchi Yakata
  71. Ina Ohniwa Castle
  72. Ina Yashiki
  73. Inoko Yakata
  74. Inukai Yakata
  75. Itagaki Kanenobu Yashiki
  76. Iwade Danjou Kyokan
  77. Iwaoka Yakata
  78. Jikouin Yakata
  79. Jinguuji Yakata
  80. Jionji Yakata
  81. Joukouin Yakata
  82. Kai Baba Yashiki
  83. Kai Genga Yashiki
  84. Kai Genji Yakata
  85. Kai Hayakawa Yashiki
  86. Kai Henmi Yashiki
  87. Kai Hirai Yashiki
  88. Kai Ikkui Yashiki
  89. Kai Imai Yashiki
  90. Kai Kose Yashiki
  91. Kai Kouno Yashiki
  92. Kai Nakazawa Yashiki
  93. Kai Nishikawa Yashiki
  94. Kai Obu Yashiki
  95. Kai Omagari Yashiki
  96. Kai Tsuji Yashiki
  97. Kai Ueno Castle
  98. Kai Yamanaka Yakata
  99. Kaiden Castle
  100. Kamaenohaka Yakata
  101. Kamaian Yakata
  102. Kamigatou Yashiki
  103. Kaminagahara Castle
  104. Kanzaki Amidadou Castle
  105. Kanzaki Imamura Castle
  106. Kanzaki Kamagari Castle
  107. Kanzaki Kawanami Castle
  108. Kanzaki Kokuryou Castle
  109. Kanzaki Ogawa Castle
  110. Kanzaki Shichiri Yakata
  111. Kanzaki Shimohiyoshi Castle
  112. Kanzaki Shimura Castle
  113. Kanzaki Suda Yakata
  114. Kanzaki Taikouji Yakata
  115. Kanzaki Tanemura Castle
  116. Kanzaki Wada Yakata
  117. Kanzaki Yabutsude Castle
  118. Kanzaki Yamaji Castle
  119. Kanzou Yashiki
  120. Katsunumashi Yakata
  121. Kawasaki Shoujirou Yakata
  122. Kaya Yakata
  123. Kazama Yakata
  124. Kikkawa Motoharu Yakata
  125. Kirihara Yakata
  126. Kiso Yoshinaka Yakata
  127. Kisotono Yashiki
  128. Kita Majino Castle
  129. Kitabatakeshi Yakata
  130. Kitsuneyashiki Yakata
  131. Kobinata Oh'yashiki
  132. Komiyama Yakata
  133. Kosobu Yakata
  134. Kouji Yakata
  135. Koumyouji Yakata
  136. Kouzuke Ken Castle
  137. Kouzuke Niwaya Castle
  138. Kouzuke Ueno Castle
  139. Koya Yakata
  140. Koyamura Yashiki
  141. Kubodono Yashiki
  142. Kuboyashiki (Koka)
  143. Kumagura Yakata
  144. Kunaishoyu Castle
  145. Kunori Yakata
  146. Kurihara Yakata
  147. Kusama Bizennokami Yakata
  148. Kyouraishi Yashiki
  149. Kyouraishiminbu Yakata
  150. Machita Yakata
  151. Magaribuchi Yashiki
  152. Mamabe Castle
  153. Maruyama Yakata
  154. Matsuda Yakata
  155. Matsudaira Yakata
  156. Mikawa Hime Castle
  157. Minamoto Yoshikiyo Yakata
  158. Minamoto no Tsunemoto Yakata
  159. Minochi Komazawa Castle
  160. Minochi Oshigane Castle
  161. Minochi Owaribe Castle
  162. Minochi Wada Castle
  163. Minochi Yomogidaira Castle
  164. Mitsui Ukonnojou Yashiki
  165. Momose Yashiki
  166. Motohori Yakata
  167. Motoyama Yakata
  168. Murakami Kan'onsaka Castle
  169. Murakami Yakata
  170. Murakamishishima Yakata
  171. Myoukian Yakata
  172. Nagase Yakata
  173. Nagato Dohiyama Castle
  174. Nagisa Castle
  175. Nakagayahori Yashiki
  176. Nakagoshoshugo Yakata
  177. Nakahara Yakata
  178. Nakakaido Yakata
  179. Nakamura Yakata
  180. Nakamuranotonoda Yakata
  181. Nakata Yashiki
  182. Nakazaki Yashiki
  183. Narai Castle
  184. Nariai Yakata
  185. Nechi Kuriyama Castle
  186. Nezumiana Yakata
  187. Nirekubo Yakata
  188. Nishina Castle
  189. Nobutora Tanjou Yashiki
  190. Noguchi Yakata
  191. Nomura Yakata
  192. Obinata Samon Yakata
  193. Ochiai Yakata
  194. Ochiai Yashiki
  195. Odatsuno Yakata
  196. Ogawamatobaoka Castle
  197. Oh'uchi Yakata
  198. Ohhara Castle
  199. Ohmachi Kitahara Yakata
  200. Ohmachi Minamihara Yakata
  201. Ohmiyahachiman Yakata
  202. Ohmura Yakata
  203. Ohtaridaira Yakata
  204. Ohtsuma Yakata
  205. Okada Chikayoshi Yakata
  206. Oki Castle (Koka)
  207. Okushima Yakata
  208. Omi Yakata
  209. Onikuma Yakata
  210. Osade Yashiki
  211. Otaya Yakata
  212. Owari Haguro Castle
  213. Oyobiki Yakata
  214. Renpou Yashiki
  215. Ryuugasaki Yakata
  216. Sakata Aoki Castle
  217. Sakata Higuchi Castle
  218. Sakata Kashiwabara Castle
  219. Sakata Nagaoka Castle
  220. Sakata Notose Castle
  221. Sakayori Masamoto Yashiki
  222. Sakurai Nobutada Yashiki
  223. Sanada Palace
  224. Sanokita Yakata
  225. Sanominami Yakata
  226. Sarashina Fuse Castle
  227. Satsuma Yakata
  228. Sawazoko Horinouchi Yakata
  229. Seiryuuji Yakata
  230. Sengoku Utanosuke Yakata
  231. Shibutami Yakata
  232. Shiga Yakata
  233. Shimoasama Yakata
  234. Shimogatou Yashiki
  235. Shimomisu Castle
  236. Shimosaka Yakata
  237. Shimoyama Yakata
  238. Shimoyashiki Yakata
  239. Shimozone Yashiki
  240. Shinano Yamada Yakata
  241. Shinmachiharada Yakata
  242. Shinohara Fort
  243. Shioda Yakata
  244. Shioda Yashiki
  245. Shirokane Yakata
  246. Shoujina Yakata
  247. Shoutokuji Yakata
  248. Suginome Castle
  249. Sunuma Yakata
  250. Tada Kasuke Yashiki
  251. Tagayashi Yakata
  252. Takami Yakata
  253. Takanashi Yakata
  254. Takano Yakata
  255. Takasaka Yakata
  256. Takeda Kingo Yashiki
  257. Takeda Nobushige Yakata
  258. Takedashishugo Yakata
  259. Takenohana Yakata
  260. Takisawa Yakata
  261. Takusagawa Yashiki
  262. Tanaka Buzennokami Yashiki
  263. Tanaka Tadamasa Yashiki
  264. Tanaka Tajimanokami Yashiki
  265. Tanaka Yazouyaemon Yashiki
  266. Tanba Katakari Castle
  267. Tanba Kokuryou Castle
  268. Tanba Nomura Castle
  269. Tanba Tonbori Castle
  270. Tanba Yaga Castle
  271. Tatai Yakata
  272. Tatenouchi Yakata
  273. Terakura Yakata
  274. Tezuka Yakata
  275. Toba Yakata
  276. Todoroki Yakata
  277. Todoroki Yashiki
  278. Tokoji Castle
  279. Tongari Yashiki
  280. Tono Yakata
  281. Tonomura Yakata
  282. Tsukiyama Yakata
  283. Uchigoya Yakata
  284. Uede Yashiki
  285. Uenodan Yakata
  286. Uesugi Yakata
  287. Ushitate Yakata
  288. Utsuro Yakata
  289. Yabarahigashimura Yashiki
  290. Yaguchi Yakata
  291. Yamabe Yakata
  292. Yamada Shigetada Yakata
  293. Yamadaohshimo Yakata
  294. Yamaga Yakata
  295. Yamaguchi Yashiki
  296. Yamanaka Yashiki (Koka)
  297. Yamashiro Imamura Castle
  298. Yashimashi Yashiki
  299. Yashiro Yakata
  300. Yasu Ebe Castle
  301. Yasuda Yoshisada Yakata
  302. Yoda Yakata
  303. Yoshiike Awaji Yashiki
  304. Yoshinohori Yashiki
  305. Yoshinomachi Yakata
  306. Zuirenji Yakata
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