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Edo Castle

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Edo Castle (江戸城 Edo-jō) was built by Ōta Dōkan (太田道灌, 1432-1486) in 1457. In the Edo Period (1603-1868), it was the administrative headquarters of the Tokugawa Shogunate, the residence of the shōgun, and the largest castle in Japan at its time. Although it is classified as a flatland castle (平城 hirajiro), it splendidly made use of the elevation of the former cape it was constructed on; spiral moats surrounded it to reinforce its defence.

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- Blue line: Moat
- White point: Gate and Bridge built along the moat
(This map is based on the Tokyo Terrain Map by gridscapes.net

In the Meiji Period, Edo Castle became the Imperial Palace, but the main area of the castle is open to the public as the...

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