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Himeji Castle

100 Fine Castles of Japan (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 regions by the Japanese Castle Foundation (日本城郭協会 Nihon Jōkaku Kyōkai?) in 2006.

List by regionEdit

HokkaidōEdit

NamaPrefectureCityYear completedBuilt byPhoto
Nemuro Peninsula Chashiato
根室半島チャシ跡群
HokkaidoNemuroFrom the 16C
to the 18C
Ainu peopleNemurohanto chashiatogun onnemotochashi
Goryōkaku
五稜郭
HokkaidoHakodate1866Tokugawa shogunateHakodate Bugyosho sideview
Matsumae Castle
松前城
HokkaidoMatsumae1606Matsumae TakahiroMatsumaeCastle

Tōhoku regionEdit

NamaPrefectureCityYear completedBuilt byPhoto
Hirosaki Castle
弘前城
AomoriHirosaki1611Tsugaru Tamenobu
Tsugaru Nobuhira
HirosakiCastle
Ne Castle
根城
AomoriHachinohe1334Moroyuki NanbuNejo-castle03
Morioka Castle
盛岡城
IwateMorioka1598Nanbu NobunaoMorioka Park 1
Sendai Castle
仙台城
MiyagiSendai1601Date MasamuneSendai castle01s3872
Taga Fort
多賀城
MiyagiTagajō724Ōno no AzumabitoTagajo
Kubota Castle
久保田城
AkitaAkita1604Satake YoshinobuKubota-jo 001
Yamagata Castle
山形城
YamagataYamagata1356Shiba KaneyoriYamagata-jo ninomaru higashi-otemon
Nihonmatsu Castle
二本松城
FukushimaNihonmatsuMuromachi periodHatakeyama MitsuyasuNihonmatsu Castle Minowa Gate 20100625-01
Aizuwakamatsu Castle
会津若松城
FukushimaAizuwakamatsu1384Ashina NaomoriAizuwakamatsu Castle 06
Komine Castle
小峰城
FukushimaShirakawa1340Yūki ChikatomoShirakawa Komine Castle 20100625-01

Kantō regionEdit

NamaPrefectureCityYear completedBuilt byPhoto
Mito Castle
水戸城
IbarakiMito1198Baba SukemotoMito castle sannomaru karabori
Banna-ji
鑁阿寺
TochigiAshikaga1196Minamoto no YoshiyasuBannajiHondo
Minowa Castle
箕輪城
GunmaTakasaki1512Nagano NarihisaMinowajyo
Kanayama Castle
金山城
GunmaŌta1469Iwamatsu IezumiKanayamajo-ato
Hachigata Castle
鉢形城
SaitamaYorii1476Nagao KageharuHatigatajou Honmaru
Kawagoe Castle
川越城
SaitamaKawagoe1457Uesugi MochitomoKawagoe castle honmaru palatial residence
Sakura Castle
佐倉城
ChibaSakuraTenbun eraKashima ChikamikiSakura Castle Jonanzutsumi
Edo Castle
江戸城
TokyoChiyoda1457Ōta DōkanNijubashi
Hachiōji Castle
八王子城
TokyoHachiōji1587Hōjō UjiteruHachioji Castle Gosyuden entrance
Odawara Castle
小田原城
KanagawaOdawara1633Ōmori YoriharuODAWARA-CASTLE
Tsutsujigasaki Castle
躑躅ヶ崎館
YamanashiKōfu1519Takeda Nobutora躑躅ヶ崎館
Kōfu Castle
甲府城
YamanashiKōfu1583Tokugawa IeyasuKOUFU CASTLE
Matsushiro Castle
松代城
NaganoNagano1560Takeda ShingenMatsushiro Castle 20100919-01
Ueda Castle
上田城
NaganoUeda1583Sanada MasayukiUeda Castle
Komoro Castle
小諸城
NaganoKomoro1554Takeda ShingenKomoro castle01s3872
Matsumoto Castle
松本城
NaganoMatsumoto1504Shimadachi SadanagaMatsumoto-Castle-M7774
Takatō Castle
高遠城
NaganoMatsumoto??TakatoCastle(高遠城)
Shibata Castle
新発田城
NiigataShibata1654?Shibata clan?Shibatajo003
Kasugayama Castle
春日山城
NiigataJōetsuNanboku-chō periodUesugi clanKasugayama jousi 2008

Chūbu regionEdit

NamaPrefectureCityYear completedBuilt byPhoto
Takaoka Castle
高岡城
ToyamaTakaoka1609Maeda Toshinaga100px
Nanao Castle
七尾城
IshikawaNanao1429Hatakeyama MitsunoriNanaojo-tyoudomaru
Kanazawa Castle
金沢城
IshikawaKanazawa1580Sakuma MorimasaKanazawa-M-5932
Maruoka Castle
丸岡城
FukuiSakai1576Shibata KatsutoyoKeep of Maruoka Castle 1
Ichijōdani Castle
一乗谷城
FukuiFukuiNanboku-chō periodAsakura clanAsakura Yakata of Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins03n4592
Iwamura Castle
岩村城
GifuEna1221Tōyama KagetomoIwamurajo16
Gifu Castle
岐阜城
GifuGifu1201Nikaidō YukimasaJ23gifu
Yamanaka Castle
山中城
ShizuokaMishima1570Hōjō UjiyasuYamanakaJo ShojiBori
Sunpu Castle
駿府城
ShizuokaShizuoka1585Tokugawa IeyasuSunpu castle higashigomon koraimon
Kakegawa Castle
掛川城
ShizuokaKakegawa1487Asahina YasuhiroKakegawacastleapril2006
Inuyama Castle
犬山城
AichiInuyama1469Oda HirochikaCastle in Inuyama
Nagoya Castle
名古屋城
AichiNagoya1609Tokugawa IeyasuNagoya Castle Feb 2011 100
Okazaki Castle
岡崎城
AichiOkazaki1452?Saigō clanOkazaki Castle
Nagashino Castle
長篠城
AichiShinshiro1508Suganuma Motonari
Iga Ueno Castle
伊賀上野城
MieIga1585Tsutsui SadatsuguIgauenozyo
Matsuzaka Castle
松阪城
MieMatsusaka1588Gamō Ujisato松坂城1

Kansai regionEdit

NamaPrefectureCityYear completedBuilt byPhoto
Odani Castle
小谷城
ShigaKohoku1516Azai SukemasaOdanij2
Hikone Castle
彦根城
ShigaHikone1622Ii NaokatsuHikone castle17s3200
Azuchi Castle
安土城
ShigaŌmihachiman1576Oda NobunagaAzuchi
Kannonji Castle
観音寺城
ShigaŌmihachiman1487Rokkaku UjiyoriKannonjij12
Nijō Castle
二条城
KyotoKyoto1603Tokugawa IeyasuNijo-jo Ninomaru-goten 2009
Osaka Castle
大坂城
OsakaOsaka1583Toyotomi HideyoshiOsakaCastle 2007-2
Chihaya Castle
千早城
OsakaChihayaakasaka1332Kusunoki MasashigeChihaya Castle3
Takeda Castle
竹田城
HyōgoAsago1431Yamana SōzenTakeda castle 09
Sasayama Castle
篠山城
HyōgoSasayama1609Tokugawa IeyasuSasayama Castle07st3200
Akashi Castle
明石城
HyōgoAkashi1618Ogasawara TadazaneAkashi Castle07n4592
Himeji Castle
姫路城
HyōgoHimeji1346Akamatsu SadanoriHimeji Castle No09 068
Akō Castle
赤穂城
HyōgoAkō1483Oka MitsuhiroAko Castle10n4272
Takatori Castle
高取城
NaraTakatori1332Ochi KunizumiTakatorijyou
Wakayama Castle
和歌山城
WakayamaWakayama1586Toyotomi HidenagaWakayama castle02s3200

Chūgoku regionEdit

NamaPrefectureCityYear completedBuilt byPhoto
Tottori Castle
鳥取城
TottoriTottori1555Yamana clanTottori castle07 1920
Matsue Castle
松江城
ShimaneMatsue1611Horio TadaujiMatsue castle01bs4592
Gassantoda Castle
月山富田城
ShimaneYasugi1185?Sasaki Yoshikiyo?Gassan Toda Castle 07
Tsuwano Castle
津和野城
ShimaneTsuwano1295Yoshimi YoriyukiTsuwano castle a site of Sanjukkendai
Tsuyama Castle
津山城
OkayamaTsuyama1444Yamashina TadamasaTsuyama Castle03n3200
Bitchū Matsuyama Castle
備中松山城
OkayamaTakahashi1240Akiba ShigenobuBitchu Matsuyama Castle 5
Ki castle
鬼ノ城
OkayamaSōja7C?Yamato court?Kinojo Nishi mon area
Okayama Castle
岡山城
OkayamaOkayama1369Uwagami TakanaoOkayama castle01s3200
Fukuyama Castle
福山城
HiroshimaFukuyama1622Mizuno KatsunariFukuyama castle04s2010
Yoshida-Kōriyama Castle
吉田郡山城
HiroshimaAkitakata1336Mōri TokichikaRuins of koriyamajo
Hiroshima Castle
広島城
HiroshimaHiroshima1589Mōri TerumotoHiroshima Castle 11
Iwakuni Castle
岩国城
YamaguchiIwakuni1601Kikkawa Hiroie20100724 Iwakuni Castle 5279
Hagi Castle
萩城
YamaguchiHagi1604Mōri TerumotoHagi Castle The Keep Base

Shikoku regionEdit

NamaPrefectureCityYear completedBuilt byPhoto
Tokushima Castle
徳島城
TokushimaTokushima1585Hachisuka IemasaTokushima castle04s3872
Takamatsu Castle
高松城
KagawaTakamatsu1590Ikoma ChikamasaTakamatsu castle09s3872
Marugame Castle
丸亀城
KagawaMarugameMuromachi periodNara MotoyasuMarugame Castle01
Imabari Castle
今治城
EhimeImabari1602Tōdō TakatoraTakatora imabari japan
Matsuyama Castle
松山城
EhimeMatsuyama1602Katō YoshiakiMatsuyama Castle Tower(Iyo) JAPAN
Yuzuki Castle
湯築城
EhimeMatsuyama14CKōno clanYuzukijo 11
Ōzu Castle
大洲城
EhimeŌzu1331Utsunomiya ToyofusaOzu Castle 2009
Uwajima Castle
宇和島城
EhimeUwajima941Tachibana no TōyasuUwajima Castle 17
Kōchi Castle
高知城
KōchiKōchi1603Yamauchi KazutoyoKochi Castle09

Kyūshū regionEdit

NamaPrefectureCityYear completedBuilt byPhoto
Fukuoka Castle
福岡城
FukuokaFukuoka1601Kuroda NagamasaFukuoka-jo tenshudai soseki
Ōno Castle
大野城
FukuokaŌnojō??Oonojou
Nagoya Castle
名護屋城
SagaKaratsu1591Toyotomi HideyoshiNagoyaC hommaru
Yoshinogari site
吉野ヶ里遺跡
SagaYoshinogari
Kanzaki
Yayoi period?Yoshinogari Ancient Ruins 2008
Saga Castle
佐賀城
SagaSaga1602Nabeshima clanSaga castle shachinomon gate
Hirado Castle
平戸城
NagasakiHirado1599Matsuura ShigenobuHiradoCastle1
Shimabara Castle
島原城
NagasakiShimabara1624Matsukura ShigemasaShimabara Castle Tower 20090906
Kumamoto Castle
熊本城
KumamotoKumamoto1467Ideta HidenobuKumamotojo
Hitoyoshi Castle
人吉城
KumamotoHitoyoshiGenkyū eraSagara NagayoriHitoyoshijou musha-gaeshi
Funai Castle
府内城
ŌitaŌita1597Fukuhara NagatakaFunai Castle01n3200
Oka Castle (ja)
岡城
ŌitaTaketa1185Ogata KoreyoshiOkajoshi
Obi Castle
飫肥城
MiyazakiNichinanSengoku periodTsuchimochi clanObi Castle Otemon
Kagoshima Castle
鹿児島城
KagoshimaKagoshima1602Shimazu IehisaKagoshimajo
Nakijin Castle
今帰仁城
OkinawaNakijin13C?Wakugawa Aji?Nakijinjyousi
Nakagusuku Castle
中城城
OkinawaKitanakagusuku
Nakagusuku
14C?Sachinakagusuku Aji?Nakagusuku Castle18n3104
Shuri Castle
首里城
OkinawaNaha14C??Naha Shuri Castle16s5s3200

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