This site is a Guide to the 225 castles in Japan I've personally visited and 146 donated by readers. Begin by selecting from among these top categories.
Shiroishi Castle October 27, 2016
There is a bell tower next to the castle tower. The bell they were using in 1661 is still in existence, off in some temple. On a sign in the honmaru is a picture of another gate...
Shirakawa Castle October 27, 2016
The interior is beautiful. You can see here what the castle was like when it was freshly built in the Edo Period!
Otaki Castle October 27, 2016Comments RSS
Ōtakijō’s castle town is marvellously preserved, including a merchant’s residence from 1841 and an old sake brewery. The original structure remaining at Ōtakijō is the Yakuimon ...