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  • 11:11, 8 December 2018 Jthaas (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takatori Castle (There is a samurai festival each November 23 in the castle town. It's great to combine this with the hike to and from the castle. Autumn is a wonderful time to see the ruins surrounded by bright red leaves. It is both peaceful and spectacular.)
  • 11:02, 8 December 2018 175.34.101.49 (talk) posted a new comment on Tsuyama Castle (I was fortunate to visit here at the height of autumn beauty in the maple grove beside the inner walls. The bright red leaves looked wonderful against the old stone walls. There was a week-long momiji festival and evening illumination as well, although...)
  • 07:23, 28 November 2018 147.41.128.35 (talk) posted a new comment on Hotta no Saku (This is the greatest site i've used. sike get fortnite danced on)
  • 11:35, 9 November 2018 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hirado Castle (To be honest, as a castle site this was a bit underwhelming to me, but it's interesting enough if you combine it with the other sights in towns. There are two original buildings at this castle site, a gate and a yagura. They did a decent job rebuildi...)
  • 21:48, 2 November 2018 174.57.45.39 (talk) posted a new comment on Hitoyoshi Castle (The direct train from Kumamoto adds to the visit to Hitoyoshi. They do not run often, but there is a morning train that goes from Kumamoto to Hitoyoshi without needing to change and it is very interesting with all wooden interior and booth seating. T...)
  • 20:54, 30 October 2018 126.13.104.150 (talk) posted a new comment on Takayama Jin'ya (This was the 100th castle I visited in Japan and a worthy holder of that title. Although it's not very 'castly' it's magnificent building and well laid out. So extensive and with lots of information about the jinya government. And it was less packed th...)
  • 20:51, 30 October 2018 126.13.104.150 (talk) posted a new comment on Echizen Ohno Castle (I loved the overall experience of this town, though the castle keep is just another concrete one. The curved stone walls were really lovely and the town has a lot of old buildings as well as the Uchiyama and Tamura houses and the folk museum. The teram...)
  • 13:42, 22 October 2018 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Futamata Castle (While there are much more interesting castle sites in the vicinity (Kakegawa Castle being a personal favourite), Futamata Castle is still worth a quick trip and easily combined with Tobayama Castle. Especially the tenshudai (stone base where the main...)
  • 13:32, 22 October 2018 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tobayama Castle (Combined with nearby Futamata Castle this makes for an okay short trip if you have one or two hours to spare in this area. (I made a quick visit just before sunset after having visited nearby Kiga Checkpoint.) The location of this castle is quite dram...)
  • 20:27, 16 October 2018 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yoshida Castle (This is a nice castle site with plenty of stone walls and dry moats to see. For a good view of the reconstructed watchtower and its location near the river, go to the nearby bridge (called Toyohashi, the namesake of the city). The sign at the entrance...)
  • 07:55, 15 October 2018 114.179.123.20 (talk) posted a new comment on Takatori Castle (Thank you Suupaahiroo and RaymondW for your detailed comments and descriptions. I got 100 Meijo stamp number 100 here yesterday- wow can’t believe it! The lady at the information “center” was almost as thrilled as I was. I followed RaymondW’...)
  • 17:16, 8 October 2018 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takatori Castle (This is definitely the place I most want to re-visit. I always end up going to someplace new instead. Thanks for the detailed comments. I've heard some criticism that Nara Pref. invests too much into developing the famous temples and Nara Period sites...)
  • 17:37, 7 October 2018 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1695 on Musashi Masugatayama Castle
  • 17:37, 7 October 2018 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1696 on Musashi Masugatayama Castle
  • 23:07, 4 October 2018 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Oomizo Castle (I found myself here by chance after visiting nearby Shirahige Jinja, a famous shrine. The castle walls here are slightly interesting, largely made up of natural boulders, it seems. More interesting than the castle is the Ōmizo Sōmon, a nagaya-mon st...)
  • 03:34, 4 October 2018 217.136.127.106 (talk) posted a new comment on Takatori Castle (Thank you Suupaahiiroo for this lavish explanation. This makes me really want to visit the site. I discovered that the site is next to Asuka village. This makes me still more wanting to visit the area, since Asuka is a part of Japan where some 100 year...)
  • 01:37, 4 October 2018 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takatori Castle (Wow. Truly one of the best places to appreciate stone walls and the grand scale of castles. I highly recommend walking there from the station and walking back via the temple Tsubosaka-dera (壺阪寺, also known as Minami-Hokke-ji 南法華寺). It's a...)
  • 00:49, 4 October 2018 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Morioka Castle (I highly enjoyed this castle site with well-preserved stone walls. At the tourist office at the station they gave me a great, detailed map of the castle in Japanese. It points out every place of interest with an arrow and some comments (this is the hig...)
  • 00:37, 4 October 2018 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Itami Castle (The rebuilt stone walls are kinda ugly and obviously fake. If you find yourself in the neighborhood, this site might be worth a quick visit to see a small piece of original wall with a ten'yōseki (転用石).)
  • 13:46, 29 September 2018 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Edo Castle (Thanks, edited. Its mostly leftover cruft from changing systems.)
  • 07:33, 26 September 2018 KomusoPoetofSound (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Edo Castle (The History section above needs a tiny edit. The sixth line from the top beginning "In 1590..." needs to be prefaced with </p><p> instead of just <p>.)
  • 02:53, 18 September 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwasaki Castle (Added pictures of gate, museum and ishigaki remains to photo gallery)
  • 02:35, 18 September 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Nishio Castle (Added picture of Tenshudai to photo gallery)
  • 02:30, 18 September 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Okazaki Castle (Added yagura, ishigaki, and moat pictures to gallery)
  • 01:18, 18 September 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Toyama Castle (Added the castle-esque museum structure and adjacent gate ruin to photo gallery)
  • 20:43, 15 September 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tottori Castle (Added photos to gallery, including pictures of the inner citadel at the top of the mountain, and restored tenkyuu ishigaki.)
  • 03:02, 15 September 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hikone Castle (Added Nobori-ishigaki to photo gallery)
  • 01:11, 15 September 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Nagoya Castle (Added to gallery: Honchoumon-ato ishigaki on the outer moat)
  • 00:45, 15 September 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Himeji Castle (Updated with a photo of a former samurai house gate located in the neighbouring Koko'en gardens, which are made up of the old walls and gates of samurai homes.)
  • 23:41, 14 September 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Okayama Castle (Update: Added the Nishinomaru Nishite Yagura to photo gallery)
  • 23:31, 14 September 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Suwahara Castle (Added reconstructed gate)
  • 23:53, 10 September 2018 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Musashi Masugatayama Castle (Thanks! Corrected.)
  • 21:50, 10 September 2018 115.165.17.197 (talk) posted a new comment on Musashi Masugatayama Castle (There is a little mistake, you mean Kanagawa-ken not Kagawa-ken...)
  • 01:51, 9 September 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Minowa Castle (Added the shiny new gate to gallery)
  • 18:31, 8 September 2018 DiegoDeManila (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sunpu Castle (Visited 01 Oct '17. Easy day trip from Tōkyō (under 1.5 hr via shinkansen, another 10-15 min on foot from JR Shizuoka Station). The descriptions I'd seen in advance of my visit tended to emphasise the lack of surviving Edo Period material - which w...)
  • 01:46, 31 August 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tonomi-no-saku (Palisade is just a dodgy google translation of 柵 I bet.)
  • 08:25, 29 August 2018 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1195 on Kakunodate Castle
  • 08:25, 29 August 2018 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1193 on Kakunodate Castle
  • 20:16, 25 August 2018 124.141.153.129 (talk) posted a new comment on Soma Nakamura Castle (Went today (2018/8/23) Not well kept at all. Moats are overgrown and look very sad. There are no visual representations of the castle as it was, either on site or in the local museum, which was also disappointing. It is quite large and has potential to...)
  • 15:27, 12 August 2018 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Fushimi Castle (There are some other buildings that survived, but were moved elsewhere. These are some of them. In the magnificent Sankei-en (三溪園) garden in Yokohama we can find the Gekkaden (月華殿). It's a building from 1603 that was used as a guest house...)
  • 20:15, 5 August 2018 DiegoDeManila (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Uwajima Castle (Visited 22 Nov 16. I don't think my initial expectations were very high, but - as is often the case - this place did a good job of exceeding them. The lush greenery that covers the entire castle hill actually seems to add to the experience, lending t...)
  • 14:43, 5 August 2018 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Mibu Castle (Visit Notes edited '18/8/5 14:41 to remove references of pictures not uploaded.)
  • 20:00, 10 July 2018 Furinkazan (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kinojo (The link to the web site is broken. The only one i found is of the Onishiyama Visitor Center : http://www.city.soja.okayama.jp/bunka/bunka_sport/hakubutu/kinojouzan_vc.html)
  • 20:57, 4 July 2018 DiegoDeManila (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Imabari Castle (Visited 21 Nov 2016. A taxi or bus ride from Imabari Station is probably the best means of getting there, but I ended up hoofing it - about 20-30 minutes one-way. I approached from the west and gradually made my way to the Kurogane-gomon in the north...)
  • 13:11, 4 July 2018 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1678 on Matsumoto Castle
  • 18:32, 30 June 2018 DiegoDeManila (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ako Castle (Visited 20 Nov 2016. I actually have a rather negative view of the 47 Rōnin and their (perhaps undeservedly) glorified vendetta, but my long-standing interest and research into the Akō Incident was enough to detour me towards the former domain of th...)
  • 18:19, 30 June 2018 DiegoDeManila (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Marugame Castle (Visited 19 Nov 2016. Quick stopover on the way back to Okayama from Kōchi. I regret making that visit - not because the castle was disappointing, but because it was so darned awesome that I'm kicking myself for not giving it more time. The city is...)
  • 06:44, 29 June 2018 DiegoDeManila (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kochi Castle (Visited 19 Nov 2016. Long but easy walk from JR Kōchi Station. It's incredible to finally see not just an intact tenshu, but a virtually intact honmaru enclosure (albeit a rather small one) complete with goten and associated structures. The layout...)
  • 12:11, 24 June 2018 221.118.82.86 (talk) posted a new comment on Asuke Castle (Asuke castle is closed on Thursday(except Apr.29-May5 and November) and Dec.25 - Jan.5. Please note Dec.25-Jan5 is closed.)
  • 11:41, 14 June 2018 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Oshi Castle (corrected. thanks)
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