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Generates armies automatically. Configure it to produce different things. Can only be sent from the Home City.
—In-game description

The Dojo is a military building in The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Japanese and can only be built by a Dojo Rickshaw shipped from the Home City. It automatically and continually trains groups of Japanese infantry or cavalry of the player's choice at no cost.


Units Spawn rate
Dojo yumi 5 Yumi Archers 134 seconds
Dojo ashigaru 5 Ashigaru Musketeers 148 seconds
Dojo samurai 3 Samurai 154 seconds
Dojo naginata 3 Naginata Riders 154 seconds
Dojo yabusame 3 Yabusame 170 seconds


Age Technology Cost Effect
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Kamidana Kamidana 300 food
300 coin
Dojo spawn units 33% faster

Further statistics[]

As Dojo are unique to the Japanese, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-10%)
Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards[]

As Dojo are unique to the Japanese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Dojo
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team


Card Description Age HC level
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3


Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings) Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3
Land reforms Land Reforms Villagers and wagons build buildings 50% faster and buildings' build bounty is doubled
Age II tech tree aoe3
Japanese Home City 3 (Genbukan Dojo) Genbukan Dojo Ships 1 Dojo Rickshaw; Dojo build limit +1; Sohei Archers can build Dojo
Age III tech tree aoe3
Japanese Home City 3 (Renpeiken Dojo) Renpeikan Dojo Ships 1 Dojo Rickshaw; Dojo build limit +1; Sohei Archers can build Dojo
Age III tech tree aoe3


In Japan, the dojo serves as much more than a training facility for martial artists. A dojo is any formal training facility where members learn and practice physical skills and art forms, specifically the "do" forms. The Japanese suffix "do" means the way of, and often implies that the technique in question possesses a spiritual element. Since the Meiji era (1868 to 1912), Japanese martial artists have adopted this suffix for the names of martial arts, such as Aikido, Judo, and Kendo.

In Japanese culture, the dojo is a symbolically important structure. Training is usually conducted outside the building on the grounds, while the interior is used for more ritualistic observations, and as a display for artifacts and weapons associated with the dojo and its members. The dojo is cared for and maintained by its students, who at the end of every each training session perform a ritual "souji," or cleaning. The importance of rank pervades every aspect of dojo life; there are even separate entrances to the building, one for the teachers, and one for the students.


See also[]

Buildings in Age of Empires III
Dock aoe3de Dock · House indian aoe3de House · Livestock pen aoe3de Livestock Pen · Market icon aoe3de Market · Native embassy DE icon Native Embassy · Stables aoe3de Stable · Towncenter aoe3de Town Center · Trading post african aoe3de Trading Post · Wall aoe3de Wall
EuropeansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Church aoe3de Church · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Tavern icon de Tavern
Native AmericansCommunity plaza aoe3de Community Plaza (formerly Fire Pit) · Corral aoe3de Corral · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Farm aoe3de Farm · Tribal marketplace icon Tribal Marketplace · War hut aoe3de War Hut
AsiansJapan barracks aoe3de Barracks · Japan castle aoe3de Castle · Consulate icon aoe3de Consulate · Monastery aoe3de Monastery · China rice paddy icon aoe3de Rice Paddy · Advanced wonders Wonder
Federal AmericansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Plantation aoe3de Estate · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Saloon aoe3de Saloon
AfricansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Field portrait aoe3de Field · Granary portrait aoe3de Granary · Hut portrait aoe3de Hut · Livestock market aoe3de Livestock Market · Palace portrait aoe3de Palace · Port portrait aoe3de Port · War camp aoe3de portrait War Camp · Watch tower aoe3de portrait Watch Tower
Flag BritishDE BritishHouse aoe3de Manor House
Flag DutchDE DutchBank aoe3de Bank
Flag GermanDE GermansMercenary camp portrait Mercenary Camp
Flag OttomanDE OttomansChurch aoe3de Mosque
Flag RussianDE RussiansBlockhouse aoe3de Blockhouse
Flag AztecDE AztecsNobles aoe3de Nobles' Hut
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeIro house icon Longhouse · Artillery depot aoe3de Siege Workshop
Flag SiouxDE LakotaTeepee icon DE Teepee
Flag ChineseDE ChineseChinese village aoe3de Village · China waracademy aoe3de War Academy
Flag IndianDE IndiansCaravanseraiDE Caravanserai · MangoGroveDE Mango Grove · SacredFieldDE Sacred Field
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseCherry orchard portrait aoe3de Cherry Orchard · Dojo aoe3de Dojo · Shrine aoe3de Shrine
Flag IncanDE IncaInca kallanka Kallanka · Inca kancha house Kancha House · Inca stronghold Stronghold · Inca tambo Tambo
Flag SwedishDE SwedesSwedish torp Torp
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesMeeting house aoe3de icon Meeting House · State capitol aoe3de icon State Capitol
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansMountain monastery portrait aoe3de Mountain Monastery
Flag Hausa HausaUniversity portrait University
Flag MexicanDE MexicansCathedral portrait Cathedral · Hacienda portrait Hacienda
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansBasilica portrait Basilica · Lombard portrait Lombard
Flag MalteseDE MalteseCommandery portrait Commandery · Depot portrait Depot · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Hospital portrait Hospital
Aztec temple portrait American Citadel (formerly Maya Castle) · Athos monastery portrait Athos Monastery · Battery tower portrait Battery Tower · Factory aoe3de Factory · Field hospital aoe3de Field Hospital · Regent's Castle aoe3de Regent's Castle
Scenario Editor/campaign only
Cherokee Warhut Portrait Cherokee War Hut · Wall aoe3de Command Post · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Fort Tower icon AoE3DE Fort Tower · Gunpowder Stores icon AoE3DE Gunpowder Stores · Ossuary AoE3DE Ossuary · Fountain Youth Portrait The Fountain of Youth · Tower aoe3de Tower