Castles

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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 during cherry blossom season

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...

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.

Naha

Fly south to Okinawa’s sun-kissed capital for the perfect vacation.

Hamamatsu Castle

Check out Shizuoka's "Castle of Success."

Kishiwada Castle

A Japanese castle with a garden based on a Chinese story.

Gifu City

Home to Japan’s most ancient fishing tradition and a historic castle with sweeping sights of surrounding mountains and greenery, this city could be central Japan’s best kept secret.