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  • 11:41, 29 July 2020 163.49.203.181 (talk) posted a new comment on Shibata Castle (Osaka Castle's Inui-yagura, the oldest structure there, has three shachi-hoko!)
  • 21:38, 23 July 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #940 on Okazaki Castle
  • 15:02, 23 July 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1704 on Okazaki Castle
  • 04:55, 19 July 2020 174.57.45.39 (talk) posted a new comment on Renewed Hikone Castle and Takatori Castle (I completely agree with this being one of the very best castles in Japan. It is also the castle where I got my 100th hyaku mei jo stamp! I also took the taxi up and walked back, which gives you lots of time to spend exploring. I was there in October...)
  • 17:53, 10 July 2020 RohanG (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Edo Castle (I love Edo castle, but wish they would rebuild the tower in the East Gardens!)
  • 18:49, 7 July 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1664 on Takaoka Castle
  • 16:25, 7 July 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Akatsuka Castle (I'm liking these "castle chains" you're finding in Kantou.)
  • 16:23, 7 July 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Mogusa Castle (Looks nice. I'd go for the farmhouse too.)
  • 19:32, 2 July 2020 66.252.113.215 (talk) posted a new comment on Samurai Residences (I don't need you to kut my arms off but I will move in)
  • 23:30, 24 June 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1931 on Goryokaku Fort
  • 11:42, 23 June 2020 27.111.71.68 (talk) posted a new comment on Goryokaku Fort (yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah we paid.)
  • 10:30, 21 June 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1553 on Minokubi Castle
  • 21:22, 18 June 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Minokubi Castle (Should properly be called Mutsu-Sakamotojou.)
  • 20:03, 13 June 2020 Nsvi77 (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Aizu Wakamatsu Castle (訪問する素晴らしい場所。私は去年訪れたので覚えているので覚えています。 このウェブサイトをご覧ください<a href="https://tirenavi.jp/"> tirenavi.jp </a>)
  • 13:36, 20 May 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwakuni Castle (oh brother...)
  • 13:33, 20 May 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1926 on Toyooka Castle
  • 13:33, 20 May 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Miyao Castle (It was Sue's first base/encampment before moving to To-no-oka. In some blog I read, the writer asked at the temple about it but the temple person he had not heard the story and did not believe it :))
  • 11:56, 20 May 2020 66.91.183.177 (talk) posted a new comment on Toyooka Castle (hope its nice there i just wanted to jump off tokyo tower and punch mickey mouse in the nose. sssstttuuupppid meeee.)
  • 07:43, 19 May 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Miyao Castle (Apparently there is also one called 安藝勝山城跡 on the otherside of the shrine.)
  • 07:38, 19 May 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwakuni Castle ("On the way to Miyajima we stopped by Iwakuni Castle to see the Kintaikyo Bridge but we didn't have enough time to go to the top of the mountain to see the mock keep there and get to Miyajima before the tide came in." That must've been torture for you > <)
  • 07:37, 19 May 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Gochaku Castle (I like the shirofuu building there. Nice to hear some more about this area's Sengoku Period history.)
  • 03:33, 17 May 2020 WargamingR (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Samurai Residence List (I had my honeymoon in Japan around 15 years ago and was fortunate to visit the Kakunodate homes shown here, so wonderful to see them again, thank you!)
  • 19:07, 16 May 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Himeji Castle (wow i need to go to the Egret!)
  • 18:50, 9 May 2020 194.193.151.196 (talk) posted a new comment on Samurai Residences (Thank you, this website was of great help for my school project. It would be useful if there was an official author and date of when it was written / modified for referencing.)
  • 16:48, 9 May 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1723 on Hotta no Saku
  • 07:24, 8 May 2020 210.198.217.130 (talk) posted a new comment on Hotta no Saku (Beautiful place to visit on a sunny day and dream about the past. Nicely maintained grassy fortress mound.)
  • 14:55, 4 May 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwadono Castle, Katsuyama Castle, Yamura Castle (Not sure what i voted for but i voted!)
  • 19:14, 2 May 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yokoyama Castle (Added some new pictures of the (possible) ruins (spring). Nice site to visit on the way to Zenkouji as it overs some nice views of the temple from this hillside.)
  • 20:21, 29 April 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yoshida Castle (This site is like a two-in-one; in addition to the ishigaki you also get extensive earthwork ruins throughout the sannomaru area. Pleasant views to be had from the reedy area on the opposite side of the river.)
  • 20:16, 29 April 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Futamata Castle (I think I liked Tobayama a little more. I mostly remember the tenshudai from this one, which is definitely the highlight.)
  • 20:15, 29 April 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tobayama Castle (Super fun happy slide 5/5)
  • 20:14, 29 April 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hamamatsu Castle (Upgraded my rating to a solid 4. Although the main area isn't so big, it has a lot going on, and it seems they're going to continue with reconstructions.)
  • 22:32, 13 April 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1909 on Tsumagi Castle
  • 10:29, 12 April 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Mito Castle (New stuff at Mito Castle! I revisited Mitojō to see the recently reconstructed Ôtemon (Main Gate), completed last month. There is also a second, smaller reconstructed gate, the Kitasaku Go'mon (North Paling Gate), part of the kuichigai-koguchi ("tige...)
  • 10:22, 12 April 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Mito Castle (Added pictures of reconstructed gates, maps, models, and restored embankmnets. Updated my vote to a 3 ^ ^)
  • 10:48, 11 April 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tsumagi Castle (*Added pictures of the relocated gate at nearby Souzenji.)
  • 10:47, 11 April 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tsumagi Castle (Add pictures of the relocated gate at nearby Souzenji.)
  • 16:16, 10 April 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tsumagi Castle (ohh i have a gate for this one)
  • 16:40, 15 February 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1904 on Takiyama Castle
  • 16:40, 15 February 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1903 on Takiyama Castle
  • 16:40, 15 February 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1902 on Takiyama Castle
  • 16:40, 15 February 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1905 on Takiyama Castle
  • 16:12, 15 February 2020 RaymondW (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Zeze Castle (ART, thanks for the info about one more of Zeze Castle's extant gates at Muchisaki Hachimangu(鞭崎神社). It's a well preserved Koraimon-style gate. This shrine is only a few hundred metres from Kusatsu General Hospital and around a 25-minute walk f...)
  • 15:50, 15 February 2020 RaymondW (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takiyama Castle (Thanks for updating this castle profile with more photos. Takiyama Castle has to be one of the great earthwork castle ruins in the Kanto Region along with the likes of Hachigata Castle (Saitama) and Sakura Castle (Chiba). As Eric has mentioned, some of...)
  • 15:40, 15 February 2020 60.127.208.68 (talk) posted a new comment on Takiyama Castle (Thanks for updating this castle profile with more photos. Takiyama Castle has to be one of the great earthwork castle ruins in the Kanto Region along with the likes of Hachigata Castle (Saitama) and Sakura Castle (Chiba). As Eric has mentioned, some of...)
  • 15:35, 15 February 2020 RaymondW (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takiyama Castle (Hmmm...last comment was still as Anonymous user #1. I was still logged. Let see if this works. RaymondW.)
  • 15:33, 15 February 2020 60.127.208.68 (talk) posted a new comment on Takiyama Castle (Oops, somehow I got logged out before I posted the comment, so it is logged as Anonymous uner #1 instead of RaymondW.)
  • 15:30, 15 February 2020 60.127.208.68 (talk) posted a new comment on Takiyama Castle (Thanks for updating this castle profile with more photos. Takiyama Castle has to be one of the great earthwork castle ruins in the Kanto Region along with the likes of Hachigata Castle (Saitama) and Sakura Castle (Chiba). As Eric has mentioned, some of...)
  • 11:12, 13 February 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on 45 new Nagano castles by ART (For the map, you caught me fooling around with new formats. It should be mostly back to normal now, but try to seach for a castle name in the upper right box where it says "filter markers")
  • 10:46, 13 February 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on 45 new Nagano castles by ART (And then there's the things I left out of these profiles: the creepy old lady with the cats at the foot of Mizubanjou, the large mysterious animal I disturbed at Hirasejou, the animal tracks in the snow at Oh'ikemurayamajou and the boar marks at Suwa-S...)
  • 02:23, 13 February 2020 209.232.148.96 (talk) posted a new comment on Samurai Residences (thanks, this helped with my school project.)
  • 23:17, 6 February 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Mizuki (Me too !)
  • 13:38, 3 February 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Oike Fort (what little remains was hard to photograph so i just submitted the distant view of the mount)
  • 13:37, 3 February 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Shinano Asada Castle (koka wa hontou ni oshiro ga nai tokoro da ne)
  • 13:36, 3 February 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Koike Fort (This "toride" would pass for a castle in Koka haha)
  • 13:36, 3 February 2020 211.16.126.186 (talk) posted a new comment on Koike Fort (This "toride" would pass for a castle in Koka haha)
  • 10:21, 3 February 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Chikuzen Sakata Castle (it was a tough nut to crack!)
  • 10:20, 3 February 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hizen Kashima Castle (worth your time i think. the joukamachi is also interesting, it's just a shame about the state of some of the old houses)
  • 10:18, 3 February 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Mizuki (one day i'd love to follow this beast through its entire length and up to Ohnojou)
  • 10:15, 3 February 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Odoi (it makes for a lovely day out cycling)
  • 07:54, 29 January 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Odoi (Awesome! There's more here than I thought there was. It's one of those things I had always thought about doing too, renting a bicycle to travel around.)
  • 20:21, 28 January 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Funaokayama Castle (this is a "you had to have been there one". Running around the trenches like a rat cosy in a sewer... time of me life ^ ^)
  • 20:20, 28 January 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Jurakudai (somebody must have a decent picture of the hiunkaku ><)
  • 20:19, 28 January 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Myoukenji Castle (you definitely chose the most sensible picture to lead with)
  • 20:19, 28 January 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Mukaijima Castle (hahaha one minute to read the sign ^^)
  • 17:13, 28 January 2020 202.67.36.206 (talk) posted a new comment on Annaka Castle (I visited this website because of that film.)
  • 23:37, 27 January 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Mukaijima Castle (1 minute :) Great weather to top it off too I see!)
  • 15:09, 27 January 2020 Kikima34 (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Fukuoka Castle (Visited in Winter 2020. Although there are very few structures left on the site, the grounds do a very good job at telling you what was where. There are many informative signs, which I liked. When I was there, the plum blossoms were just starting to bl...)
  • 15:04, 27 January 2020 122.250.9.5 (talk) posted a new comment on Iwakuni Castle (Visited in Summer 2019. I was extremely impressed by the bridge and the areas around the castle. I went to the White Snake Museum and the Art Museum which were both very enjoyable. There was a ticket option when entering to get discounts on the museums...)
  • 11:14, 26 January 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hizen Kashima Castle (I love those dilapidated old clay walls. They remind me a bit of Hagi Castle but it seems there are even more. This on just shot way up my to-do list.... for when I ever make it to Kyushu...)
  • 10:44, 26 January 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Chikuzen Sakata Castle (Wild! What a report. Glad you documented this one, not me ! :))
  • 12:23, 24 January 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Fushimi Castle (The main ruins left of this castle are located in Kitabouri Park north of the castle. This was the castle's former water moat and the remains are quite extensive and impressive. The Gokounomiya Shrine has (Kohata) Fushimijou's relocated Ohtemon gate...)
  • 23:52, 18 January 2020 Randy (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Shuri Castle (website http://www.shurijo.com/ does not exist any longer. In the morning of 31 October 2019, the main courtyard structures of the castle were destroyed in a fire.)
  • 18:54, 2 January 2020 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takiyama Castle ("Technically" two of these trenches say "do not enter" but if you happen to go around to the other side where the trench starts or there are other routes into it, there are no such signs...)
  • 14:53, 2 January 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Zeze Castle (Ron and I went back here and avenged ourselves on Zezejou by visiting all of the relocated structures. I'll add it here later but there's also the relocated Minami Ohtemon gate at Muchisaki Hachimanguu. The Yagura at Chausuyama is in a bad way. It has...)
  • 14:49, 2 January 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Fushimi Castle (There is a small museum, mostly containing rooftiles found at Fushimijou, located at Gokonomiya Shrine nearby. They were closed when I visited. I also visited the Shigetsujou ruins - in the Danchi, the signpost for Mukaijimajou where Toyotomi Hideyoshi...)
  • 14:41, 2 January 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sakamoto Castle (Ron and I found two relocated gates for this site. One at Shojuraigo Temple to the north, and another at the front of Saikyouji.)
  • 21:10, 31 December 2019 85.255.232.177 (talk) posted a new comment on Renewed Ako Castle and Sasayama Castle (Thank you for such a good history lesson on each place the links work very well to the other pages and the information is excellent being informative and interesting. The pictures show the places very well showing how they were situated and made with t...)
  • 01:28, 31 December 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1586 on Sasayama Castle
  • 12:46, 24 December 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ako Castle (I think we have a similar view of the 47 ronin and the whole silly story, but it is a fun castle to visit :))
  • 18:10, 20 December 2019 Furinkazan (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Koyama Castle (20/12/2019 : After Tanakajô i went to Koyamajô. I took a bus Tômei Yaizu Nishi bus stop on the IC E1, direction Sagara bus base. After a 15min ride i payed 410¥, i descended at the 'Kataoka Kita Yoshida Tokubetsu Shien Gakko'. Wow what a name for a...)
  • 18:02, 20 December 2019 Furinkazan (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tanaka Castle (On 20/12/2019, i first went to Tanakajô in Shizuoka prefecture. I walked to the site from Nishi Yaizu station on the JR Tôkaidô line. It's about 3km. I arrived at the 'Historical Site of the Villa of Tanaka Castle' 10min before opening. The kabuki g...)
  • 18:00, 20 December 2019 Furinkazan (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Nagoya Castle (19/12/2019 : Went for the third time to Nagoyajô. The first time i didn't know a lot about japanese castles. The second time i wanted to see the works on the goten(=palace) from the scaffods. Now that the goten is completely finished and the tenshu(=k...)
  • 21:05, 18 December 2019 Furinkazan (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sunpu Castle (On december 18th 2019 i revisited Sunpujô. The first time was 10 years ago. See my comment below. I needed the 100 meijô stamp and so i could see the Hitsujisaru yagura, rebuilt in 2014. Like suggested by the comment of DiegoDeManila, i went first to...)
  • 22:25, 17 December 2019 Furinkazan (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Chigasaki Castle (On december 17th 2019 i visited Chigasaki castle. It wasn't my initial intention to visit this site, but since it's only 1km from the Otsuka/Saikachido iseki, it was a bonus. I actually began wiyh the castle. From ShinYokohama station i took the blue l...)
  • 06:58, 17 December 2019 Furinkazan (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kozukue Castle (A comment saya this site is difficult to find, but i think it's easy. A lot of small signs indicate the directions. Perhaps these have been put on a later date. The site is a nice park with the main baileys and paths fenced off. It's a bamboo forest a...)
  • 22:57, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kanazawa Castle (This summer I had a sneak preview of the Nezumitamon (gatehouse) currently being reconstructed at Kanazawa Castle. The gate's original structure is known in some detail from old photographs that survive from the Meiji Period. It seems that the gate sur...)
  • 22:55, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Setagaya Castle (It seems that Setagayajō once extended across the grounds of what is now Gōtokuji, but the modern castle park is only a part of it. Gōtokuji is now a temple famous for originating (perhaps) the famous maneki neko (waving cat), and, history fans will...)
  • 22:54, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Okusawa Castle (Like several former castle sites in the Tōkyō area, Okusawajō is now the site of a temple, Jōshinji, popularly known as Kuhonbutsu. The old earth-piled ramparts of Okusawajō now partially surround the temple, forming a broken box-shape. The main e...)
  • 22:53, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Inukai Castle (Inukaijō was somewhat more interesting than I had expected. The neat row of baileys running along the hilltop numbered six, and I enjoyed counting as I went up and down over them. Firstly I came to bailey number six, where there is a modern lookout pl...)
  • 22:52, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Oohara Castle (Both Iga and Kōka, the former formerly its own province and the latter a former district of Ōmi Province, are famous for ninja, a modern pop-cultural phenomena whose historical antecedents have little in common with its expression today. But they are...)
  • 22:50, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Haibara Castle (I entered the mountain via a trail behind the shrine at the very foot of the ridge that projects out and surrounds Rengeji, a temple from which there is also a hiking trail. From this starting point I climbed the ridge and soon found several trenches c...)
  • 22:49, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kirihara Castle (Even though I had read the webmasters's glowing account of Kiriharajō, the quiet majesty of its ruins still completely overwhelmed my expectations. Light, lackadaisical in afternoon, filtered through the autumnal shroud of the canaopy onto Kiriharajō...)
  • 22:48, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ono Castle (Although the first kodai-yamajiro (Ancient Mountain Fortress) I visited was Yashima-no-Ki in Shikoku, most of the oldest and grandest sites being located in Kyushu visiting Chikuzen-Ōnojō was almost entirely outside my scope of experience. Most inter...)
  • 22:47, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwaya Castle (Some of the best views of Dazaifu to be had from Mt. Ohno are at the ruins of Iwayajō. From here the ruins of the Mizuki and Dazaifu's old citadel can be clearly seen. Some scant ruins remain of earthworks, particularly the flattened main bailey and a...)
  • 22:45, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tsukikuma Castle (Tsukikuma Castle is a much storied site and each passing chapter of history has left its mark. The ruin consists of different types of ishigaki (stone-piled ramparts): including pilings of precisely hewn stone, roughly worked stone, and natural stones....)
  • 22:44, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Akizuki Castle (Akiźukijō is an incredibly pleasant site for a stroll, and conjures up in its turn all those quaint infinitudes of aesthetic charm that truly bless this grand archipelago. I can't say whereat this pleasing array was most bold. The castle town in its...)
  • 22:43, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Fukuoka Castle (Fukuoka Castle is a major Edo Period hirayamajiro (hilltop-flatland) castle site in Kyūshū, in fact it was the greatest castle in that region in its day. Ruins include mizubori (water moats), including the Ôhori lake; (lots of) ishigaki (stone-piled...)
  • 22:42, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kurume Castle (Kurume Castle's ishigaki (stone-clad ramparts) are lots of fun. There are no guide ropes or railings stopping wrong-footed visitors from tumbling over the edge, which I quite liked because peering over the lofty precipices of the ramparts allowed for e...)
  • 22:40, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Saga Castle (Saga Castle is one of Kyūshū's premier castle sites. Sagajō's best feature, in my opinion, is the gigantic moat which surrounds it. About seven eighths of the main moat is retained, having not been filled in. Within this wide moat many waterways bro...)
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