Japanese castle
Japanese castles (城, shiro) were fortresses constructed primarily of wood and stone. They evolved from the wooden stockades of earlier centuries, and came into their best-known form in the 16t...
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Gusuku
Gusuku (グスク, 城, Okinawan: gushiku) often refers to castles or fortresses in the Okinawa Islands that feature stone walls. However, the origin and essence of gusuku remain controversial. In the arc...
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Korean-style fortresses in Japan
Over the course of the Yamato period, in the early centuries of the establishment of a Japanese state, a great number of Korean-style fortresses (朝鮮式山城, Chōsen-shiki yamajiro) were constructed in Japa...
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Japanese castles in Korea
Japanese castles in Korea (Korean: 왜성/倭城, Waeseong; Japanese: 倭城, Wajō) are Japanese castles built along the southern shores of Korea during Japanese invasions of Korea between 1592 and 1598 by the Ja...
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Ichijōdani Asakura Family Historic Ruins
The Ichijōdani Asakura Family Historic Ruins (一乗谷朝倉氏遺跡, Ichijōdani Asakura-shi Iseki) are historic ruins located in the Kidonouchi section of Fukui, Fukui Prefecture, Japan. This area was cont...
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Siege of Koriyama
Siege of Koriyama (吉田郡山城の戦い) took place from 1540 until 1541 in Yoshida, Aki Province, Japan during the Sengoku period. Amago Haruhisa, with 30,000 men, attacked Kōriyama Castle, which belonged to...
100 Fine Castles of Japan
Japan's Top 100 Castles (日本百名城, Nihon Hyaku-Meijō) is a list of famous Japanese castles.The castles on the list were chosen based on their significance in culture, history, and in their region...
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Fukui Castle (Settsu)
Fukui Castle (福井城, Fukui-jō) was a hill top castle located at Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan. It was burned to the ground in 1657.
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Nakamurayama Castle
Nakamurayama Castle (中村山城, Nakamurayama-jō) was a hirayamashiro (平山城, castle constructed on a hill) located in Owase, Mie Prefecture, Japan. It was built by Naka Sinhachirō.
The ca...
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Najima Castle
Najima Castle (名島城, Najima-jō) is a hilltop castle, located in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Today, only its ruins still stand.
Najima Castle was located on a peninsula projecti...
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Shōryūji Castle
Shōryūji Castle (勝龍寺城, Shōryūji-jō) is a castle in Nagaokakyō, Kyoto, Japan.
This castle was constructed in 1339 by Hosokawa Yoriharu, a major samurai commander under Ashikaga Takauji, the...
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Kuruwa
Kuruwa (曲輪, くるわ) is a Japanese term that refers to the walls of a Japanese castle, and the regions bounded by the arrangement of those walls. The term may also be written as 郭, and the term maru&#...
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Kiyosu Castle
Kiyosu Castle (清洲城, Kiyosu-jō) is a Japanese castle located in Kiyosu, eastern Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It is noted for its association with the rise to power of the Sengoku period warlord, O...
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Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle (大坂城 or 大阪城,, Ōsaka-jō) is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the ...
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Urasoe Castle
Urasoe Castle (浦添城, Urasoe-jō, Okinawan: Urashii Gusiku) was an Okinawan castle, or gusuku, which served as the capital of the medieval Okinawan principality of Chūzan prior to the unification...
Hadano Castle
Hadano Castle is the name for the ruinous remains of a castle structure in Hadano City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The only features visible are the main mound and moats. 139°13′58″E / þ...
Katsuren Castle
Katsuren Castle (勝連城, Katsuren jō) is a Ryūkyūan gusuku in Uruma, Okinawa. In the Okinawan language the castle is known as Kacchin Gushiku.
Katsuren Castle was built on a large hill of Ryu...
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Matsukura Castle
Matsukura Castle (松倉城, Matsukura-jō) was a castle in the Niikawa District of Etchū Province (present day Uozu, Toyama Prefecture, Japan).
Built in approximately 1335 on the 430.9 m (1...
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Karatsu Castle
Karatsu Castle (唐津城, Karatsu-jō) is a Japanese castle located in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is a hirayamajiro, a castle built on a plain rather than a hill or mountain. At the end of ...
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Shimabara Castle
Shimabara Castle (島原城, Shimabara-jō), also known as Moritake Castle (森岳城, Moritake-jō) and Kōrai Castle (高来城, Korai-jō), is a Japanese castle located in Shimabara, Hizen Provin...
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Gifu Castle
Gifu Castle (岐阜城, Gifu-jō) is a castle located in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Along with Mount Kinka and the Nagara River, it is one of the main symbols of the city.
Gifu Cas...
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Mihara Castle
Mihara Castle (三原城, Mihara-jō), also known as Ukishiro Castle, is a hirashiro (castle on a plain) located in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
Mihara Castle was constructed in 1582 by K...
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Aizuwakamatsu Castle
Aizu-Wakamatsu Castle (会津若松城, Aizu-Wakamatsu-jō), also known as Tsuruga Castle (鶴ヶ城 Tsuru-ga-jō) is a concrete replica of a traditional Japanese castle in northern Japan, at the center of the ...
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Kōchi Castle
Kōchi Castle (高知城, Kōchi-jō) is a castle located in Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.
Following the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Kōchi Castle was constructed in what was then the province o...
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Kanayama Castle
Kanayama Castle (金山城, Kanayama-jō), also known as Ōta Kanayama Castle and as Nitta Kanayama Castle, is a yamashiro (castle sited on a hill) located on top of Mount Kanayama in Ōta, Gunma Prefe...
Aoba Castle
Aoba Castle (青葉城, Aoba-jō) is a Japanese castle located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Throughout the Edo period, Aoba Castle was home to the Date clan, daimyō of Sendai Domain. The cast...
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Kannonji Castle
The ruins of Kannonji Castle (観音寺城, Kannonji-jō) are located on the ridgeline of Mount Kinugasa in the town of Azuchi, Shiga Prefecture, not far from the ruins of Azuchi Castle. At the castle...
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Matsuyama Castle (Iyo)
Matsuyama Castle (松山城, Matsuyama-jō) is a flatland-mountain castle that was built in 1603 on Mount Katsuyama, whose height is 132 meters, in Matsuyama city in Ehime Prefecture (the former Iyo ...
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List of castles in Japan
This is an incomplete list of castles in Japan, and focuses on those with some historical notability. Four of Japan's castles (Hikone, Himeji, Inuyama, and Matsumoto) are National Treasures.
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