This site is a Guide to the 162 castles in Japan I've personally visited and 131 donated by readers. Begin by selecting from among these top categories.
Oka Castle August 27, 2014
This is a fabulous mountaintop castle ruin to visit. Personally I rate this very highly, second only to Bitchu-Matsuyama Castle, which has an extant castle keep. Out of the many...
Kumamoto Castle August 26, 2014
I went to this castle again during the Obon Holiday in mid-August. Since my last visit in February 2012, they have almost finished rebuilding the Bagu Yagura down by the river. ...
Bitchu Takamatsu Castle August 26, 2014Comments RSS
I visited Bitchu-Takamatsu Castle Ruin the day after I went to Bitchu-Matsuyama Castle. There isn't that much to see at this site of Hideyoshi's famous "water siege". If you go ...