Oda Nobunaga
Start Bias
Aggressive, Inventive
Map Labels Language
Magical Girl
Japan led by Oda Nobunaga is a civilization available in vanilla Civilization 5. It does not require any DLC.

Using Japan (Tojo) gives Oda Nobunaga's Japan an alternate unique building.



The islands of Japan are born of the unimaginable violence of plate tectonics, arising as the Pacific Plate is ground beneath the Eurasian Plate. The result is a mountainous land of great beauty and peril, where the people live and thrive in a narrow corridor between volcano and sea.

Oda Nobunaga

Oda Nobunaga was a 16th-century Japanese warlord. Both a brilliant general and a cunning politician - as well as an early adopter of new technology - Nobunaga fought and backstabbed his way to domination over nearly half of feudal Japan. His two lieutenants, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, would complete the job after his death, reunifying Japan for the first time in over a century.

Dawn of Man

Blessings upon you noble Oda Nobunaga, ruler of the land where the sun rises - may you long walk among its flowering blossoms. You are the ruler of Japan, the land of the Rising Sun. The Japanese are an island people, proud and pious with a rich culture of arts and letters. Your civilization stretches back thousands of years, years of bloody warfare, expansion and isolation, great wealth and great poverty. In addition to their prowess on the field of battle, your people are also immensely industrious, and their technological innovation and mighty factories are the envy of lesser people everywhere.


Legendary daimyo, will you grab the reins of destiny? Will you bring your family and people honor and glory? Will you once again pick up the sword and shield and march to triumph? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: We hope for a fair and just relationship with you, who are renowned for military bravery. (武勇の誉れ高き貴殿にご挨拶を申し上げたく、さらに公正かつ公平なる連携を心よりお願い申し上 げまする。)

Defeat: You were much wiser than I thought. (余が認めた以上に遙かに賢明でござった。)


Unique Attributes

Japan (Oda Nobunaga)

Art by Firaxis


Units fight as though they were at full strength even when damaged. +1 CultureIcon Culture from each Fishing Boat and +2 CultureIcon Culture from each Atoll.


Art by Firaxis

Samurai (Longswordsman)
  • Starts with the Shock I and Great Generals II promotions
  • Can build fishing boats without being consumed

Art by Firaxis

Zero (Fighter)
  • Combat bonus vs fighters 
  • Does not require Oil Oil
Japan (Oda Nobunaga) (with Tojo's Japan installed)

Art by Knightmare12

Dojo (Armory) (replaces the Zero)
  • Unlocked at Metal Casting
  • Melee and Gun Units gain additional XP equal to 20% of the CultureIcon Cultural output of that city
  • This amount is increased to 30% if the city also has a Temple

Mod Support

Events and Decisions

Appoint the Shogun

We are Emperor, and we are divine. Yet the worldly matters are outside of our grasp, outside the safety and tranquillity of our palace. We should appoint a representative who will tend Japan in our name. A man from the greatest of clans, and of utmost competence.


  • Player must be Japan
  • Player must have Castles in at least 50% of their cities
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 500 Gold Gold
  • Magistrates Magistrates


  • A Great General appears
  • Two Samurai appear
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture from Castles

Patronise the Theatres

The arts are flourishing in Japan. Actors and musicians carry our culture and tell our land's history throughout the country. Whether it's the stately Noh, or the extravagant Kabuki, our theatre is, by far, the most important. We should reward our artists for their tireless efforts.


  • Player must be Japan
  • Must have at least one Amphitheater
  • Must have at least one Opera House
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 500 Gold Gold
  • Magistrates Magistrates


  • A Greatperson Great Musician appears
  • Amphitheaters and Opera Houses provide +1 CultureIcon Culture and +1 Happy Happiness

Exploration Expanded Continued

Colony List
  1. New Kyoto
  2. Shuri
  3. Keijo
  4. Pyonyan
  5. Shinkyo
  6. Rinko
  7. Taikyu
  8. Chichiharu
  9. Eiko
  10. Pusan
  11. Koshu
  12. Ando
  13. Chonju
  14. Mukuden
  15. Dairen
  16. Kaijo
  17. Kitsurin
  18. Harubin

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now buying your kimono and watching your anime. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

List of Cities

City List
  1. Kyoto
  2. Osaka
  3. Tokyo
  4. Satsuma
  5. Kagoshima
  6. Nara
  7. Nagoya
  8. Izumo
  9. Nagasaki
  10. Yokohama
  11. Shimonoseki
  12. Matsuyama
  13. Sapporo
  14. Hakodate
  15. Ise
  16. Toyama
  17. Fukushima
  18. Suo
  19. Bizen
  20. Echizen
  21. Izumi
  22. Omi
  23. Echigo
  24. Kozuke
  25. Sado
  26. Kobe
  27. Nagano
  28. Hiroshima
  29. Takayama
  30. Akita
  31. Fukuoka
  32. Aomori
  33. Kamakura
  34. Kochi
  35. Naha
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