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Decreases training time and cost of land military units.
—In-game description

The Shogunate is a wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Japanese and can be built to advance into the next Age. It gives the player XP and ships a Daimyo when built, and has Country in Chains which reduces the cost and training time of land military units, as well as being able to retrain Daimyo.


Colonial age up.png 400 XP
Fortress age up.png 300 XP and Daimyo Masamune
Industrial age up.png 600 XP and Daimyo Masamune
Imperial age up.png 1,600 XP and Daimyo Masamune

Special ability[]

Country in chains.png Country in Chains (passive): Reduces the cost of land military units by 5% and their train time by 10%.


Age Unit Cost Pop. Limit
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
Daimyo Kiyomasa icon.png Daimyo Kiyomasa 350 coin 4 1
Daimyo Masamune icon.png Daimyo Masamune
Daimyo Mototada icon.png Daimyo Mototada
Shogun Tokugawa icon.png Shogun Tokugawa
Note: Daimyo Kiyomasa, Daimyo Mototada, and Shogun Tokugawa must be shipped from the Home City first before they can be trained at the Shogunate.


It is highly recommended to build the Shogunate to advance into the Industrial Age or Imperial Age due to its decent XP bonus that is for the Japanese (especially considering they can sent most shipments twice) and the Daimyo.

Further statistics[]

As the Shogunate is 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.png Flying Buttress (+20%)

Home City Cards[]

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


The Asian Dynasties[]

  • The Shogunate gives 1,600 XP when advancing to the Industrial Age.

Definitive Edition[]

  • The Shogunate gives 600 XP when advancing to the Industrial Age.


The Shogunate was built in the fifteenth century as the central architectural representation of the might and grace of the Japanese shogun, or bakufu. Its magnificent grounds encompass the seat of power, as well as the surrounding village, the entire community safely tucked within the outermost moat. Behind the Shogunate’s sturdy ramparts and walls, the most influential lords of Japan met to plot their nation’s future.
—In-game history section


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Wonders in Age of Empires III
DynastiesIcon.png The Asian Dynasties
Flag ChineseDE.png ChineseConfucian Academy · Porcelain Tower · Summer Palace · Temple of Heaven · White Pagoda
Flag IndianDE.png IndiansAgra Fort · Charminar Gate · Karni Mata · Taj Mahal · Tower of Victory
Flag JapaneseDE.png JapaneseGolden Pavilion · Great Buddha · Shogunate · Torii Gates · Toshogu Shrine