Shimabara Castle in Shimabara, Nagasaki, Japan.

Shimabara Castle

A picture-perfect castle with a not so picture-perfect history.

Nagoya Castle

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Shuri Castle

Specialities Castles - Inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2000, the red Shuri Castle is a reminder of the flourishing Ryukyu Kingdom, when overseas trade networks linki...

Bentenjima and Inasanohama Beach

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Goto Islands

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Oarai Sun Beach

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Oarai Isosaki Shrine

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