The Shogunate provide the "Country in Chains" passive bonus, which makes land military units 5% cheaper and reduces the training time by 10%.
It also allows the player to create a powerful Daimyo, that can train units as well as boosting the stats of nearby units.
It should be noted that originally you can only make one Daimyo from the Shogunate, however by using a card to ship a Daimyo from the home city the shipped Daimyo will become available in the Shogunate for the rest of the match.
Once completed, the Shogunate provides an amount of XP, and from the Fortress Age on, an extra Daimyo. It is highly recommended to go for the Industrial Age by constructing this Wonder, as it provides a decent XP bonus, invaluable for the Japanese (especially considering they can sent most shipments twice) and the extra Daimyo.
- Colonial Age: 400 XP
- Fortress Age: 300 XP, 1 Daimyo
- Industrial Age: 600 XP, 1 Daimyo
- Imperial Age: 1600 XP, 1 Daimyo
"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."
|Wonders in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties|
|Chinese||Confucian Academy · Porcelain Tower · Summer Palace · Temple of Heaven · White Pagoda|
|Indians||Agra Fort · Charminar Gate · Karni Mata · Taj Mahal · Tower of Victory|
|Japanese||Golden Pavilion · Great Buddha · Shogunate · Torii Gates · Toshogu Shrine|