Castles

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osaka castle

Osaka Castle

An enduring symbol of the vibrant city's dramatic past.

Hirosaki Castle

Five ways to view cherry blossoms at northern Japan’s favorite sakura-viewing park.

The beautiful wisteria in spring in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka.

Kitakyushu

Feudalism, festivals and flowers.

Scenery of the Ueda castle

Ueda

Gaze the stars from onsen and forget it all.

Mount Kongo

Hiking to the top of Osaka's highest mountain.

Himeji Castle in Hyogo, Japan

Himeji Castle

Hyogo Prefecture is home to one of Japan’s most beautiful castles, Himeji Castle. It is such a fantastic example of ancient Japanese architecture, that it often tops lists as one of the...

otaki castle

Otaki Castle

Hiding in Chiba: take a bus that goes under the ocean get to the castle’s peaceful Edo-style town.

Matsushiro

Shhhh. Don't wake the samurai spirits.

Takatori Castle Ruins

An imposing fortress on the mountain top.

Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto's heart.

Wakayama Castle

A small town castle fit for a Shogun.