Pre Edo Period

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Pre Edo Period / 江戸時代より以前

This is a subtype of Historical Period

Castles that were only active prior to the Edo Period come from a very different time of castle construction. The Edo Period saw the introduction of the "One Castle per Province" edict which forced the abandonment of thousands of castles throughout Japan. Castles prior to the Edo Period tended to be a part of a wider castle network. There would have been a central home castle where the provincial lord may lived and ruled and there was also a large network of small castles that would protect the borders, watch over major roads, serve as smoke signal forts, or may have simply been created and generally left empty except when needed in a time of unrest.

Any castle with this designation is probably smaller in scale, often on a mountaintop, and is unlikely to have any buildings. These sites will be of more interest to history fans, castle fans, and those who want to understand a specific area better.

This category also includes some of the ancient castles such as the Josaku sites ((e.g. Shiwa Castle, Taga Castle)) in Northeastern Japan and the early fortifications in Western Japan such as those at Kinojo and Ono Castle. I will likely separate these out into other categories at some point.

Castles with Pre Edo Period
  1. Aizu Odayama Castle
  2. Akagi Kita Castle
  3. Akagi Minami Castle
  4. Akatsuka Castle
  5. Akazawa Yakata
  6. Akechi Osayama Castle
  7. Aki Castle
  8. Akiba Fort
  9. Akita Castle
  10. Akozu Castle
  11. Akutagawasan Castle
  12. Amagajo
  13. Ansho Castle
  14. Aoyagi Castle
  15. Aoyama Castle
  16. Aragaito Fort
  17. Arai Castle
  18. Arako Castle
  19. Arashi Castle
  20. Arato Castle
  21. Arayama Castle
  22. Arikoyama Castle
  23. Aruga Castle
  24. Asaba Castle
  25. Asahiyama Castle
  26. Ashigara Castle
  27. Ashikagashi Yakata
  28. Asonuma Castle
  29. Asuke Castle
  30. Aya Castle
  31. Azuchi Castle
  32. Azumi Furumaya Castle
  33. Azumi Iwahara Castle
  34. Azumi Kameyama Castle
  35. Azumi Kitsune Castle
  36. Azumi Mondo Castle
  37. Azumi Nagao Castle
  38. Azumi Nishimaki Castle
  39. Azumi Nishiyama Castle
  40. Azumi Ogiwara Castle
  41. Azumi Ogura Castle
  42. Azumi Oshino Castle
  43. Azumi Shibutami Castle
  44. Azumi Takisawa Castle
  45. Azumi Tanoiri Castle
  46. Azumi Taya Castle
  47. Bingo Kouyama Castle
  48. Bitchu Takamatsu Castle
  49. Chausudate
  50. Chiba Castle
  51. Chigasaki Castle
  52. Chihaya Castle
  53. Chikuma Asahi Castle
  54. Chikuma Chausuyama Castle
  55. Chikuma Koya Castle
  56. Chikuma Kushiki Castle
  57. Chikuma Motoyama Castle
  58. Chikuma Osaka Castle
  59. Chikuma Takasu Castle
  60. Chikuma Takayama Castle
  61. Chikuma Takeda Castle
  62. Chikuma Tazawa Castle
  63. Chikuma Ueda Castle
  64. Chikuma Uenoyama Castle
  65. Chikuzen Fukutake Castle
  66. Chikuzen Sakata Castle
  67. Chiran Castle
  68. Chofuku Castle
  69. Choujayama Castle
  70. Choujayashiki Yakata
  71. Choushouin Yakata
  72. Dainenji Yakata
  73. Egawa Fort
  74. Ema Yakata
  75. Etchuu Shinjou Castle
  76. Fujihashi Castle (Tokyo)
  77. Fujita Castle
  78. Fukakusa Yakata
  79. Fukazawa Castle
  80. Fukuouji Yakata
  81. Fukushima Castle
  82. Fukuyo Castle
  83. Funaoka Castle
  84. Funaokayama Castle
  85. Funayama Castle
  86. Funehiki Castle
  87. Furumaya Yakata
  88. Furuwatari Castle
  89. Fushimi Castle
  90. Futamata Castle
  91. Futoge Castle
  92. Futoh'yama Castle
  93. Gakiyama Noroshidai
  94. Ganjaku Castle
  95. Gassan Toda Castle
  96. Gifu Castle
  97. Gion Castle
  98. Gobara Castle
  99. Gochaku Castle
  100. Gokan Castle
  101. Gouda Fort
  102. Gujo Hachiman Castle
  103. Haba Castle
  104. Habauehori Yashiki
  105. Hachigata Castle
  106. Hachikenchōja Castle
  107. Hachinohe Castle
  108. Hachioji Castle
  109. Haga Castle
  110. Hagikura Fort
  111. Haibara Castle
  112. Hakusan Castle
  113. Hanakuma Castle
  114. Hanamaki Castle
  115. Hanawa Castle
  116. Hanazawa Yakata
  117. Hanazono Castle
  118. Hanazono Mitake Castle
  119. Hanishina Terao Castle
  120. Haranomoto Castle
  121. Harima Hakusan Castle
  122. Hasedo Castle
  123. Hatakenaka Yakata
  124. Hatayama Castle
  125. Hatsuzawa Castle
  126. Hayaotoshi Castle
  127. Hayashikojo Castle
  128. Hayashiohjo Castle
  129. Hida Kojima Castle
  130. Hida Takayama Castle
  131. Hikaru Castle
  132. Hikuma Castle
  133. Hirai Castle
  134. Hirai Kanayama Castle
  135. Hirase Castle
  136. Hirase Kitano Castle
  137. Hirase Yakata
  138. Hisawa Castle
  139. Hishakuyama Castle
  140. Hitachi Takekuma Castle
  141. Hitachi Yamagata Castle
  142. Hitachi Yorii Castle
  143. Hitachi Yoshida Castle
  144. Hiyama Castle
  145. Hizen Nagoya Castle
  146. Hodarakuji Castle
  147. Hojo Clan Residence
  148. Honshouji Castle
  149. Horigane Yakata
  150. Horigoe Palace
  151. Horikoshi Castle
  152. Hosogaya Yakata
  153. Hotaka Yakata
  154. Hotta no Saku
  155. Houshouji Fort
  156. Houzouji Yakata
  157. Hyakusaiji Castle
  158. Ibaraki Castle
  159. Ibikitagata Castle
  160. Ibuka Castle
  161. Ichijodani Castle
  162. Ichinomiya Castle
  163. Igawa Castle
  164. Iida Fort
  165. Iinawa Castle
  166. Iino Taira Castle
  167. Iinuma Castle
  168. Iiyama Castle
  169. Ikeda Castle
  170. Ikenoshiri Yakata
  171. Imai Castle
  172. Imai Fort
  173. Ina Akasu Castle
  174. Ina Castle
  175. Ina Inamura Castle
  176. Ina Joumura Castle
  177. Ina Kamihiraideko Castle
  178. Ina Kasuga Castle
  179. Ina Kitano Castle
  180. Ina Kiyomizu Castle
  181. Ina Koide Castle
  182. Ina Kokuro Castle
  183. Ina Konishi Castle
  184. Ina Korin Castle
  185. Ina Kurata Castle
  186. Ina Matsuo Castle
  187. Ina Matsushima Castle
  188. Ina Minowa Castle
  189. Ina Muraoka Castle
  190. Ina Nagayama Castle
  191. Ina Nakagome Castle
  192. Ina Ohkubo Castle
  193. Ina Omotegi Castle
  194. Ina Ou Castle
  195. Ina Ryuugasaki Castle
  196. Ina Shimono Castle
  197. Ina Sokura Castle
  198. Ina Suganuma Castle
  199. Ina Suzuoka Castle
  200. Ina Takada Castle
  201. Ina Tanagi Castle
  202. Ina Tanaka Castle
  203. Ina Wada Castle
  204. Ina Yasuoka Castle
  205. Ina Yoshioka Castle
  206. Inamurafuru Castle
  207. Inaniwa Castle
  208. Inatsuke Castle
  209. Innoshima Suigun Castle
  210. Inuinofuru Castle
  211. Inukai Castle
  212. Inukai Yakata
  213. Ioyama Castle
  214. Isawa Castle
  215. Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle
  216. Ishigami Castle
  217. Isobe Castle
  218. Itami Castle
  219. Itazuke Moated Settlement
  220. Itousakaue Fort
  221. Iwabitsu Castle
  222. Iwade Danjou Kyokan
  223. Iwadono Castle
  224. Iwakiri Castle
  225. Iwaoka Yakata
  226. Iwasaki Castle
  227. Iwaseyama Castle
  228. Iwaya Castle
  229. Izu Moriyama Castle
  230. Izu Nagahama Castle
  231. Izu Ohdairashin Castle
  232. Izumigashira Castle
  233. Jindaiji Castle
  234. Jofukuji Castle
  235. Joujou Castle
  236. Joumurafuru Castle
  237. Jounoue Fort
  238. Jurakudai
  239. Kaesa Castle
  240. Kaiden Castle
  241. Kakunodate Castle
  242. Kamaenohaka Yakata
  243. Kamagatake Castle
  244. Kamaian Yakata
  245. Kamimakifuru Castle
  246. Kamioka Castle
  247. Kamitohno Castle
  248. Kamogatake Castle
  249. Kanaiyama Castle
  250. Kanao Yogaisan Castle
  251. Kanayama Castle
  252. Kanbe Castle
  253. Kanegasaki Castle
  254. Kannonji Castle
  255. Karakai Castle
  256. Karasaki Castle
  257. Karasawayama Castle
  258. Kariya Castle
  259. Kasane Castle
  260. Kasashima Castle
  261. Kaseyama Castle
  262. Kashiwara Castle
  263. Kasugayama Castle
  264. Kasumi Castle
  265. Katakura Castle
  266. Katsumoto Castle
  267. Katsunuma Castle
  268. Katsuren Castle
  269. Katsuura Castle
  270. Katsuyama Castle (Tsuru)
  271. Kawamura Castle
  272. Kawanoe Castle
  273. Kawashima Castle
  274. Kawawada Castle
  275. Kazama Yakata
  276. Kazurayama Castle
  277. Kikkawa Motoharu Yakata
  278. Kikuchi Castle
  279. Kinojo
  280. Kirihara Castle
  281. Kisai Castle
  282. Kiso Fukushima Castle
  283. Kiso Komaruyama Castle
  284. Kiso Yoshinaka Yakata
  285. Kita Kumai Castle
  286. Kita Majino Castle
  287. Kitabatakeshi Yakata
  288. Kitanosho Castle
  289. Kiyosu Castle
  290. Kobinata Oh'yashiki
  291. Kogane Castle
  292. Koibuchi Castle
  293. Koike Fort
  294. Koiwatake Castle
  295. Kokokuji Castle
  296. Komaki Castle
  297. Konosumiyama Castle
  298. Koori Nishiyama Castle
  299. Koriyama Castle (Hiroshima)
  300. Koshibami Castle
  301. Koshigoe Castle
  302. Kouka Aoki Castle
  303. Kouka Beffu Castle
  304. Kouka Ichibajin'yama Castle
  305. Koumyouji Yakata
  306. Kounomine Castle
  307. Kouzuke Hakota Castle
  308. Kouzuke Ken Castle
  309. Kouzuke Niiya Castle
  310. Kouzuke Niwaya Castle
  311. Kouzuke Ueno Castle
  312. Kouzuke Warabi Castle
  313. Koya Yakata
  314. Koyama Castle
  315. Kozukue Castle
  316. Kubodera Castle
  317. Kukuri Castle
  318. Kuma Castle
  319. Kumagura Yakata
  320. Kunohe Castle
  321. Kunou Castle
  322. Kurita Castle
  323. Kurobane Castle
  324. Kuroi Castle
  325. Kurono Castle
  326. Kushizaki Castle
  327. Kutsukake Castle
  328. Kuwabara Castle
  329. Kuwagatahara Noroshidai
  330. Kyoutoshin Castle
  331. Machita Yakata
  332. Magome Castle
  333. Mamabe Castle
  334. Manago Castle
  335. Mariko Castle
  336. Marune Fort
  337. Maruyama Yakata
  338. Masugatayama Castle
  339. Masujima Castle
  340. Masuo Castle
  341. Matsuda Yakata
  342. Matsudaira Castle
  343. Matsuida Castle
  344. Matsukura Castle
  345. Matsuo Castle
  346. Matsuyama Castle (Gunma)
  347. Matsuyama Castle (Saitama)
  348. Meiseireijin Fort
  349. Mekada Castle
  350. Michibayashi Fort
  351. Miharu Castle
  352. Mikawa Castle
  353. Mikawa Hime Castle
  354. Mikawa Terabe Castle
  355. Miki Castle
  356. Minagawa Castle
  357. Minakuchi-Okayama Castle
  358. Minami Kumai Castle
  359. Minami Majino Castle
  360. Minami Sakaide Castle
  361. Minamoto no Tsunemoto Yakata
  362. Minato Castle
  363. Minebata Castle
  364. Mino Ikeda Castle
  365. Mino Ima Castle
  366. Mino Kaneyama Castle
  367. Minochi Aiki Castle
  368. Minochi Hirabayashi Castle
  369. Minochi Katsurayama Castle
  370. Minochi Kirihara Castle
  371. Minochi Komazawa Castle
  372. Minochi Masugata Castle
  373. Minochi Nakazawa Castle
  374. Minochi Oshigane Castle
  375. Minochi Owaribe Castle
  376. Minochi Wada Castle
  377. Minokubi Castle
  378. Minowa Castle
  379. Misayama Castle
  380. Misonoko Castle
  381. Miyahara Castle
  382. Miyao Castle
  383. Mizuban Castle
  384. Mizuki
  385. Mogusa Castle
  386. Moriya Castle
  387. Moriyama Castle
  388. Moroto Castle
  389. Motohori Yakata
  390. Motosakura Castle
  391. Motosu Castle
  392. Motoyama Yakata
  393. Mukaihaguroyama Castle
  394. Mukaijima Castle
  395. Mumo Castle
  396. Murakami Hime Castle
  397. Murakami Iwasaki Castle
  398. Murakami Kamei Castle
  399. Murakami Katsurao Castle
  400. Murakami Kemurino Castle
  401. Murakami Kokuzousan Castle
  402. Murakami Monomi Castle
  403. Murakami Takatsuya Castle
  404. Murakami Torikoya Castle
  405. Murakami Tsumi Castle
  406. Murakami Wagou Castle
  407. Musashi Masugatayama Castle
  408. Musashi Tenjin'yama Castle
  409. Mutsu Iwasaki Castle
  410. Mutsu Kaneyama Castle
  411. Mutsu Obama Castle
  412. Myougi Castle
  413. Myoukenji Castle
  414. Myoukian Yakata
  415. Nagabayashi Fort
  416. Nagahama Castle
  417. Nagakubo Castle
  418. Nagasakaue Fort
  419. Nagashima Castle
  420. Nagashino Castle
  421. Nagato Aoyama Castle
  422. Nagato Dohiyama Castle
  423. Nagato Katsuyama Castle
  424. Nagato Kouyama Castle
  425. Nagato Nabeyama Castle
  426. Nagaune Fort
  427. Nagisa Castle
  428. Nagurumi Castle
  429. Najima Castle
  430. Naka Castle
  431. Nakagoshoshugo Yakata
  432. Nakagusuku Castle
  433. Nakahara Yakata
  434. Nakajima Fort
  435. Nakamura Castle
  436. Nakamura Yakata
  437. Nakasai Castle
  438. Nakatou Castle
  439. Nakatsu Castle
  440. Nakijin Castle
  441. Namazue Castle
  442. Namioka Castle
  443. Nanao Castle
  444. Nanbata Castle
  445. Nariai Yakata
  446. Narisawa Castle
  447. Narumi Castle
  448. Nasu Kanda Castle
  449. Nata Castle
  450. Natsukawa Castle
  451. Ne Castle
  452. Negoya Castle
  453. Nemuro Hanto Chashi Ato Gun
  454. Niitakayama Castle
  455. Nijo Castle (Tochigi)
  456. Nirayama Castle
  457. Nishijou Castle
  458. Nishikata Castle
  459. Nishina Castle
  460. Nitchuu Castle
  461. Nochiseyama Castle
  462. Noguchi Yakata
  463. Oba Castle
  464. Obara Castle
  465. Obata Castle
  466. Obiki Castle
  467. Oda Castle
  468. Odaka Castle
  469. Odani Castle
  470. Odano Castle
  471. Odoi
  472. Odori Castle
  473. Ogawa Castle
  474. Ogawamatobaoka Castle
  475. Ogimachi Castle
  476. Ogoe Castle
  477. Oguchi Castle
  478. Ogura Castle
  479. Ogurayamagami Castle
  480. Ogyu Castle
  481. Oh'eda Castle
  482. Oh'ide Castle
  483. Oh'idefuru Castle
  484. Oh'ikemurayama Castle
  485. Oh'uchi Yakata
  486. Ohdate
  487. Ohga Castle
  488. Ohguma Castle
  489. Ohhara Castle
  490. Ohkusa Castle
  491. Ohmine Castle
  492. Ohmori Castle
  493. Ohtawara Castle
  494. Ohtsu Castle
  495. Ohtsuma Yakata
  496. Oike Fort
  497. Okami Castle
  498. Okiyama Fort
  499. Okkoshi Castle
  500. Oko Castle
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