This site is a Guide to the 172 castles in Japan I've personally visited and 128 donated by readers. Begin by selecting from among these top categories.
Himeji Castle April 21, 2015
Returned again after restoration. Windy & raining, didn't feel like battling the crowds, so took pictures from 5th floor roof top, where covered street walkway ends. Good zoom h...
Himeji Castle April 20, 2015
Restored, some say badly. Be warned, from a distance it looks lacklustre, too white, close up it is stunning. Best time to see it is early morning or late afternoon. Be warne...
Tatsuno Castle April 20, 2015Comments RSS
Maybe the most friendly town in Japan. Everyone said hello and asked where I was from and I got the impression I was the only tourist in town. When an old lady told me the v...