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Akashi Castle, Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.  - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Akashi Castle

Akashi

Hyogo Prefecture

Japan

Akashi Castle, Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Akashi Castle,

Akashi,

Hyogo Prefecture,

Japan.

Azuchi Castle, on the shores of Lake Biwa, Omi Province, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Azuchi Castle

[reconstruction of the keep]

on the shores of Lake Biwa

Omi Province

Japan

Azuchi Castle, Oda Nobunaga, Omi Province, Japan. This photo shows a reproduction of the keep at Ise Azuchi-Momoyama Bunka Mura. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Azuchi Castle

Oda Nobunaga

Omi Province

Japan

 

This photo shows a reproduction of the keep

at Ise Azuchi-Momoyama Bunka Mura.

Matsumoto Castle, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Himeji Castle

Himeji

Hyogo Prefecture

Japan

Himeji Castle, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Himeji Castle

Himeji

Hyogo Prefecture

Japan

Matsumoto Castle, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Himeji Castle (?)

Himeji

Hyogo Prefecture

Japan

Himeji Castle, a hilltop Japanese castle complex in Himeji, in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Himeji Castle, a hilltop Japanese castle complex in Himeji, in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

 

The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.

 

Himeji Castle is also known as Hakuro-jo ("White Egret Castle") or Shirasagi-jo ("White Heron Castle") because of its white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight.

 

The Castle dates to 1333, when Akamatsu Norimura built a fort on top of Himeyama hill.

 

Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle in Japan, and it was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. The area within the middle moat of the castle complex is a designated Special Historic Site and five structures of the castle are also designated Japanese National Treasures.

Himeji Castle, a hilltop Japanese castle complex in Himeji, in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Himeji Castle, a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

 

The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.

 

Himeji Castle is also known as Hakuro-jo ("White Egret Castle") or Shirasagi-jo ("White Heron Castle") because of its white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight.

 

The Castle dates to 1333, when Akamatsu Norimura built a fort on top of Himeyama hill.

 

Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle in Japan, and it was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. The area within the middle moat of the castle complex is a designated Special Historic Site and five structures of the castle are also designated Japanese National Treasures.

Hirosaki Castle, central Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Hirosaki Castle,

central Hirosaki,

Aomori Prefecture,

Japan

Himeji Castle, a hilltop Japanese castle complex in Himeji, in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Himeji Castle, a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

 

The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.

 

Himeji Castle is also known as Hakuro-jo ("White Egret Castle") or Shirasagi-jo ("White Heron Castle") because of its white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight.

 

The Castle dates to 1333, when Akamatsu Norimura built a fort on top of Himeyama hill.

 

Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle in Japan, and it was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. The area within the middle moat of the castle complex is a designated Special Historic Site and five structures of the castle are also designated Japanese National Treasures.

Kishiwada Castle (or Chikiri Castle), Kishiwada, Osaka Prefecture, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Kishiwada Castle (or Chikiri Castle)

Kishiwada

Osaka Prefecture

Japan

Kiyosu Castle, Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Kiyosu Castle,

Kiyosu,

Aichi Prefecture,

Japan.

Kumamoto Castle, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan  - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Kumamoto Castle

Chuo-ku

Kumamoto Prefecture.

Japan

Matsumoto Castle, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Matsumoto Castle ("Crow Castle")

Matsumoto

Nagano Prefecture

Near Tokyo

Japan

Matsumoto Castle, ("Crow Castle"), Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture near Tokyo - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Matsumoto Castle, ("Crow Castle")
Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan

 

Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan's premier historic castles. The keep (tenshukaku), was completed in the late sixteenth century, It is listed as a National Treasure of Japan.

 

Matsumoto Castle is a flatland castle (hirajiro) built on a plain. Its defences would have included an extensive system of inter-connecting walls, moats, and gatehouses.

Matsumoto Castle, ("Crow Castle"), Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

 

Matsumoto Castle, ("Crow Castle")

Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan

 

Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan's premier historic castles. The keep (tenshukaku), was completed in the late sixteenth century, It is listed as a National Treasure of Japan.

 

Matsumoto Castle is a flatland castle (hirajiro) built on a plain. Its defences would have included an extensive system of inter-connecting walls, moats, and gatehouses.

Matsumoto Castle, ("Crow Castle"), Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture near Tokyo. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Matsumoto Castle, ("Crow Castle")
Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan

 

Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan's premier historic castles. The keep (tenshukaku), was completed in the late sixteenth century, It is listed as a National Treasure of Japan.

 

Matsumoto Castle is a flatland castle (hirajiro) built on a plain. Its defences would have included an extensive system of inter-connecting walls, moats, and gatehouses.

   
Matsumoto Castle, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Matsumoto Castle, ("Crow Castle")
Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan

 

Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan's premier historic castles. The keep (tenshukaku), was completed in the late sixteenth century, It is listed as a National Treasure of Japan.

 

Matsumoto Castle is a flatland castle (hirajiro) built on a plain. Its defences would have included an extensive system of inter-connecting walls, moats, and gatehouses.

Nagoya Castle, Nagoya, central Japan.  - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Nagoya Castle,

Nagoya,

central Japan.

 

Nagoya Castlehas a second keep, not visible here

Odawara Castle, Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Odawara Castle

Odawara

Kanagawa Prefecture

Japan

Osaka Castle, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Osaka Castle

Chuo-ku

Osaka

Japan

 

 

 

   
   

 

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