This site is a Guide to the 234 castles in Japan I've personally visited and 144 donated by readers. Begin by selecting from among these top categories.
Hikone Castle February 11, 2017
This is a very special castle facing Lake Biwako. It is one of 12 original keeps. The donjon is a wooden original! You can be in the very same rooms and corridors once patrolled...
Tsuchiura Castle February 11, 2017
Though not so large, Tsuchiurajō is quite a pleasant castle site. There is a taiko-yaguramon, the only original yaguramon in Kantō, and two gates which date to the Edo-jidai, tw...
Shigiyama Castle February 11, 2017Comments RSS
The most obvious remains of Shigiyama Castle are the two ishigaki gate supports which stand either side of the entrance to the castle. To the left (entering) of the gate ruin th...