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  • 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...)
  • 22:39, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hayashiohjo Castle (The ruins of Great Hayashi Castle span one mountain in a larger frond-like typographic chain of moutains and castles. To the east of Hayashiohjō is Mizubanjō and to the west is Hayashikojō, Lesser Hayashi Castle. Between are gently sloping valleys w...)
  • 22:38, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hayashikojo Castle (The are two main routes up the mountain. I came up from the plainside. The other route would be taken by any explorers coming from Hayashiohjō. There's not much to see until one reaches the castle ruins along the route I took but along the other my ma...)
  • 22:28, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yamabe Castle (Yamabejō is a large yamajiro (mountain castle) ruin with several impressive features. Following jcastle's advice I ascended via Tokūnji, a temple which is also the former site of the fortified manor house of the Yamabe Clan which was in place before...)
  • 22:24, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Katsunumashi Yakata (Katsunuma-yakata joins the very few yakata (fortified manor houses) that people bother visiting; it even has its own wikipedia article, in English no less! Ashikaga-yakata would be another example. Stepping off the train at Katsunuma Town (or, as per t...)
  • 22:23, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Shinpu Castle (The ruins of Shinpu Castle are an ideal site for those castle fans new to yamajiro (mountain castle) exploration because its features are easy to identify. The ruins begin with a wide (formerly water-filled) moat perforated with large retaining embankm...)
  • 12:53, 11 December 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Shinpu Castle (This is a great site for yamajiro beginners !)
  • 18:48, 29 November 2019 83.18.230.217 (talk) posted a new comment on Kashiwara Castle (sorry , now i see the map)
  • 17:19, 29 November 2019 83.18.230.217 (talk) posted a new comment on Kashiwara Castle (nice, but where is on google map ?)
  • 18:09, 24 November 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kurume Castle (Thanks! That's a great photo you. You da' man !)
  • 20:09, 16 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kurume Castle (Ah, I edited it to Akizuki. Level up!)
  • 20:03, 16 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kurume Castle ((one of the pictures for Tashiro-bukeyashiki in Akizuki has crept in at the end here))
  • 22:05, 13 November 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwadono Castle (Interesting. I was just there in January after the trail was reopened again. I wonder if it was closed from a recent typhoon again? I've got great pics I'll be uploading... soonish.)
  • 12:46, 11 November 2019 126.200.123.211 (talk) posted a new comment on Iwadono Castle (Attempted the hike but it looks like the route from the visitor center is closed. Have to take alternate paths from other sides of the mountain.)
  • 00:46, 11 November 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1781 on Motosu Castle
  • 00:46, 11 November 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1782 on Motosu Castle
  • 12:40, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yoshinogari (Bloody brilliant. This is perhaps one of the largest reconstruction efforts in the country. I recommend spending the whole day here.)
  • 12:38, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kokura Castle (A major site. Some very curious castle-inspired structures can be found around here too. The keep is historically inaccurate but they inform visitors about this in the museum. The worst thing about this castle is its ugly, intrusive neighbours, great b...)
  • 12:35, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwaya Castle (There's some features of a Sengoku Period yamajiro as you would expect but not too many. But it's really great if you come here for the view of Dazaifu!)
  • 12:34, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ono Castle (Chikuzen-Ohno Castle is the foremost of its kind and impossibly vast with fantastical, climbing, undulating, valley-spanning ishigaki in parts. KODAI YAMAJIRO - they're a thing! haha. Especially in Kyushu. Another example on this site is Yashima Castle.)
  • 12:32, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tsukikuma Castle (Decent site, and very mysterious with all those caves. You can see lots of different ishigaki methods here in a very small area. The tenshudai collapsed in an earthquake in recent times but has been restored; the stones on one side appear newer. The ca...)
  • 12:30, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Saga Castle (I enjoyed this site and thought highly of the restorations. It's just a shame so much had to be restored in the first place. Even though I wouldn't mind paying, entry into the honmaru goten is free. I even got a free tour in (passable) English.)
  • 12:29, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Fukuoka Castle (Somewhat underrated, I felt this castle had much to offer in terms of structures, ishigaki, and nawabari. Unfortunately I was restricted access from the tenshudai.)
  • 12:28, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Akizuki Castle (I rate this site highly for the castle town, bukeyashiki and quaint ruins.)
  • 12:26, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kurume Castle (Added Sakamoto-bukeyashiki)
  • 12:25, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Akizuki Castle (Added the Tashiro-bukeyashiki and the Hisano-bukeyashiki.)
  • 12:23, 10 November 2019 126.200.123.211 (talk) posted a new comment on Shinpu Castle (Writing from atop the bailey walls! What a spot! Great writeup.)
  • 09:12, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on 41 new castle profiles from ART (It's been lots of fun!!!)
  • 08:53, 10 November 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Amagasaki Castle (i have generously revised my score to a 2 after revisiting to see the new tower. some of the displays were interesting.)
  • 18:27, 3 November 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1182 on Kamei Castle
  • 18:27, 3 November 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1183 on Kamei Castle
  • 09:24, 10 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kurosawa Residence (Shame it's not still at the castle really. By the way, I'm not saying it should be, because it's a relocated home, but just in case you intended for it to be, Kubota Castle isn't on the map of castles with bukeyashiki. Also, have you been to the reco...)
  • 09:17, 10 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hakusan Castle (Harima) (I feel obliged to return here and uncover some actual remains. Not a bad idea since, as I said, the temple Engyouji is really great.)
  • 12:13, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ogimachi Castle (I'll totally inflate its score for the view, like ^o^)
  • 12:11, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Nagoya Castle (Updated my rating to a 5 with the reconstructed go'ten now complete ^ ^")
  • 12:03, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Matsue Buke Yashiki (Was being renovated when I visited > <)
  • 12:02, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Arikoyama Castle (I think one of your pinpoints has gone awry, placing the honmaru in the river!)
  • 12:00, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Matsusaka Gojoban Yashiki (The terraced (nagaya) bukeyashiki at Matsusaka Castle. These rowhouses each have their own projecting genkan and backspaces, so they're very splendid and cosy.)
  • 11:53, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Oya Residence (Too bad it's not open to us plebs.)
  • 11:52, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Nomura Residence (It seems to have been significantly augmented over time.)
  • 11:50, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tajima Residence (但馬武家屋敷 [佐倉] Tajima-Bukeyashiki (Sakura) One of three samurai residences located in Sakura City, Tajima-Bukeyashiki was built some point between 1821 and 1837. The house is built roughly in a right-angled shape with the entrance...)
  • 11:48, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takei Residence (武居武家屋敷 [佐倉] Takei-Bukeyashiki (Sakura) One of three samurai houses in Sakura City, the Takei-Bukeyashiki has copper plating on the roof to preserve the old thatched roof beneath. Tools and articles relating to the families dai...)
  • 11:44, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kawara Residence (河原武家屋敷 [佐倉] Kawara-Bukeyashiki (Sakura) This samurai house is one of three standing in a row along a road leading to Sakura Castle in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. The road is lined on both sides with dorui (earthen embankment...)
  • 11:33, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sanada Residence (真田邸・新御殿 [松代] Sanada-tei / Shingoten (Matsushiro) The Palace of the Sanada was built in 1864 by Sanada Yukinori, 9th Lord of Matsushiro Domain. This is how Daimyō lived during the Edo Period. Known today as Sanada-tei, the Sanad...)
  • 11:31, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yokota Residence (横田武家屋敷 [松代] Yokota-Bukeyashiki (Matsushiro) This samurai residence, built in 1800, belonged to a mid-ranking retainer of the Matsushiro Domain. Several structures are preserved here, including a main gate, main residence, and earth...)
  • 11:30, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Maejima Residence (前島武家屋敷 [松代] Maejima-bukeyashiki (Matsushiro) This is the home of a mid-ranking samurai family, the Maejima of Matsushiro Domain. The structures include a front gate, a store house and a main residential building built in 1759. There...)
  • 11:29, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Higuchi Residence (This is the residence of a high-ranking bushi family, the Higuchi of Matsushiro Domain, dating to 1765. The main residence, storehouse, and earthen walls remain from the Edo Period, whilst other structures have been reconstructed. The main gate was rel...)
  • 11:26, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Matsushiro Castle (The castle we see today was built by Sanada Nobuyuki in 1622. An earlier castle, called Kaizujō, had been built on this site by Takeda Shingen in 1560 as part of his campaign to conquer Shinano Province from Uesugi Kenshin. Sanada Yukimichi, the 3rd S...)
  • 11:23, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tayama Katai Residence (Missed this one > <)
  • 11:19, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Shibata Ashigaru Nagaya (足軽長屋 [新発田] Ashigaru-Nagaya (Shibata) I’m sure samurai fans are familiar with Ashigaru. Nagaya means “row house,” individual tenements sharing inside walls under a single roof. This Nagaya for Ashigaru dates to the early 180...)
  • 11:17, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ishiguro Residence (Open when I visited! 石黒武家屋敷 [新発田] Ishiguro-Bukeyashiki (Shibata) This is a mid-ranking samurai’s home from the Late Edo Period. Its patriarch is listed in the Shibata Book of Heraldry as Ishiguro Monzaburō. He earned 70...)
  • 11:15, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Fujii Residence (Fujii-bukeyashiki: 1850 The Fujii family lived here at the end of the Edo Period.)
  • 11:13, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwama Residence (Thank you for the information about the Iwama family; I didn't know that; I'll correct my notes.)
  • 11:12, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takaoka Residence (Takaoka-Bukeyashiki is a samurai home dating to 1858. I visited five samurai residences in Murakami, Niigata Prefecture. Three of them, including the Takaoka residence, are located in Maizuru Park.)
  • 11:11, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Narita Residence (Narita-Bukeyashiki is a late Edo Period samurai house in Murakami, it belonged to the Narita family. I wasn’t able to enter inside this one as it was closed that day for some reason. However, the samurai armour was on display through a glass window.)
  • 11:10, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Wakabayashi Residence (若林武家屋敷 [村上] Wakabayashi-Bukeyashiki (Murakami) The Wakabayashi-Bukeyashiki in Murakami is a middle-class samurai home built in 1787. The patriarch earned 150石. The hanging fish over the veranda are a local speciality. The gu...)
  • 11:00, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kaminoyama Castle (When I visited Kaminoyama I had a lot of fun visiting the samurai homes, but the weather was not clement. I'd like to go back under better atmospheric auspices. Also, with some more knowledge and a better camera too. I went to Kaminoyama in 2016, and o...)
  • 11:00, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yamada Residence (Yamada House (山田家), built in 1804, is the most heavily modified of the remaining samurai homes. It is still lived in and not open to the public but sometimes tours of the garden are permitted.)
  • 10:59, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Morimoto Residence (Morimoto House (森本家), built in the 18th century. The Morimoto family moved into the house in the Bakumatsu Period, and the patriarch served as a secretary and tutor, also accompanying his lord on Sankin-Kōtai duty (Edo Period system of dual resi...)
  • 10:58, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Miwa Residence (Miwa House (三輪浴家), built 1804, belonged to a family of vassals responsible for managing the household of their lord. I liked the street-facing wall and garden features of this home. The verandas now have glass installed.)
  • 10:57, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sokabe Residence (Sokabe House (曽我部家), built in 1708, this house is the best preserved. I observed some of the walls visibly slanting on the inside, which gave the impression of great age. The garden features a hillock with stone picnic table and a goldfish pond.)
  • 10:55, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Koseki Residence (Nice neighbourhood!)
  • 10:52, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Doai Ohnuma Residence (金ヶ崎城下町土合大沼武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎] Doai-Ōnuma-bukeyashiki (Kanegasaki) There are two former samurai houses in Kanegasaki which belonged to families called Ōnuma. This is the Doai-Ōnuma-bukeyashiki. Doai is the name of the ne...)
  • 10:50, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Katahira Ohnuma Residence (5 stars for the three-legged cat... 金ヶ崎城下町片平大沼武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎] Katahira-Ōnuma-bukeyashiki (Kanegasaki) This is one of the best preserved samurai houses in the castle town of Kanegasaki. The two adjoined structures c...)
  • 10:48, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takahashi Residence (たかはし屋敷・白糸町並交流館 [金ヶ崎] Takahashi House (Kanegasaki) This old house is located close to Kanegasaki Castle, indicating a degree of status. The thatched roof is now covered with metal sheeting and encased with plaster f...)
  • 10:47, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sakamoto Residence (金ヶ崎城下町坂本武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎] Sakamoto-bukeyashiki (Kanegasaki) The Sakamoto Samurai House opened to the public in Kanegasaki is one of the town's better preserved specimens with a thatched roof, although glass has been installed...)
  • 10:46, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ito Residence (This samurai home in Kanegasaki Castle town is now a restaurant. When we came lunch had just finished but they let us inside anyway to look around and we even got a mini-tour. The lady who runs it was saying what trouble they went to preserve a traditi...)
  • 10:45, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ohmatsuzawa Residence (This former samurai home, which belonged to the Ōmatsuzawa Family, is now a restaurant. It has been refurbished over the years so that now it no longer retains its traditional exterior form, although the interior is more traditional. At least we can s...)
  • 10:43, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate) (金ヶ崎城下町武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎町] Samurai Homes of Kanegasaki, Misc. (Kanegasaki) Kanegasaki Castle Town has many remaining samurai homes. There are at least fourteen, by my counting, sites in Kanegasaki where structures remain. Six of...)
  • 10:38, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate) (金ヶ崎城下町武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎町] Samurai Homes of Kanegasaki, Misc. (Kanegasaki) Kanegasaki Castle Town has many remaining samurai homes. There are at least fourteen, by my counting, sites in Kanegasaki where structures remain. Six of...)
  • 10:37, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate) (金ヶ崎城下町武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎町] Samurai Homes of Kanegasaki, Misc. (Kanegasaki) Kanegasaki Castle Town has many remaining samurai homes. There are at least fourteen, by my counting, sites in Kanegasaki where structures remain. Six of...)
  • 10:36, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate) (金ヶ崎城下町武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎町] Samurai Homes of Kanegasaki, Misc. (Kanegasaki) Kanegasaki Castle Town has many remaining samurai homes. There are at least fourteen, by my counting, sites in Kanegasaki where structures remain. Six of...)
  • 08:59, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hyakusaiji Castle (606 seems a little early and the legend surrounding the Prince personally founding the temple is probably just that, although wikipedia notes that the temple's name - Baekje, does suggest a link with the Koreans who settled in Japan following their def...)
  • 18:47, 6 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Motosu Castle (Please delete this crass comment ^ ^)
  • 18:44, 6 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Motosu Castle (Did you do a Logan Paul for the lols ^ . ^)
  • 18:42, 6 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Mukaihaguroyama Castle (And on the map there, those different colours aren't baileys, but GROUPS of baileys? wow!)
  • 20:33, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Oohara Castle (Nearby Hodarakujijou has a similar (but more deformed) layout.)
  • 20:32, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kuwana Castle (My second visit to Kuwana Castle proved much more fruitful than my first. Initially I had only had chance to see the reconstructed yagura (turret) around sunset. This time I was able to enter said turret and then proceed to the castle's inner baileys....)
  • 20:27, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Gujo Hachiman Castle (Gujō-Hachimanjō is a fantastic castle site. For me its most interesting features are the extensive ishigaki (stone ramparts) and the old fashioned castle town at its base. Of course there are reconstructed buildings. The tenshu (main keep) at Hachima...)
  • 20:25, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ori Castle (Ori Castle's most memorable feature is for me clear: the large boulder forming a corner part of the tenshudai (donjon platform). I had never seen that before and I found it remarkable. The castle mount is littered with such large boulders. Another inte...)
  • 20:22, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Torigoe Castle (When I first came up to the castle it was still raining. Eventually it died down and the whole castle became enveloped in a thick mist. It was like getting lost in a cloud. Torigoejō has four principle baileys: the honmaru (main bailey), nakanomaru (m...)
  • 20:20, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Futoge Castle (I don't rate the Ikkou ikki museum: over-priced and shows little. Advise skipping it. Sat and watched an amateurish video because I felt I had to justify the cost of entry. Got bored. Regret. Castle's good though! There's a little bit of ishigaki left...)
  • 20:16, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Saiki Castle (I'm thinking about Kyushu trip next month *shock!* Just comparing this page with Kyushu Dan's site. Looks like those stairs lead to the tenshudai, rather than just honmaru. Also the gate here is fairly substantial - a yaguramon - original too.)
  • 20:46, 14 September 2019 14.2.159.103 (talk) posted a new comment on Samurai Residences (Very interesting and well written Thank you)
  • 10:06, 5 September 2019 122.250.9.5 (talk) posted a new comment on Iwakuni Castle (Visited in Summer 2019 When you first arrive at Iwakuni Castle, you are met by a marvelous bridge. I know that Kintaikyo bridge looks nice in photos, but the scale of the bridge is something that can only be understood in person. The town below the cas...)
  • 04:40, 21 August 2019 74.15.63.172 (talk) posted a new comment on Edo Castle (i think that the information about the founder is wrong and it should be ota dokan but other than that the information was good)
  • 09:40, 6 July 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Masujima Castle (Masujimajō (Hida) 増島城 [飛騨] Masujimajō is apparently the only hirajiro (flatland castle) in Hida Province (the northern mountainous part of modern Gifu Prefecture). It is located on the grounds of a school and retains a a portion of...)
  • 09:38, 6 July 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takayama Jin'ya (Takayama-jin'ya is one of the best preserved Jin'ya in the country, although about half of the structures are reconstructions built in 1996. Its interconnected halls and structures contain living spaces and offices for Bakufu officials. The impressive...)
  • 08:59, 6 July 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takayama Castle (Takayamajō (Takayama) 高山城 [高山] Takayamajō has a jutting portion of ishigaki (stone-piled ramparts) still intact on the honmaru (main bailey). Formerly a great castellated palace dominated the mountain clad with ishigaki, but now on...)
  • 08:59, 6 July 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takayama Castle (oh, I'll add a picture here too : D)
  • 08:57, 6 July 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kamioka Castle (Higashimachijō / Kamiokajō (Kamioka) 東町城・神岡城 [神岡] The original castle, known as Higashimachijō, probably because it is to the east of the river in Kamioka town (formerly this may have been called Takahara town), was a smal...)
  • 08:18, 6 July 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Matsukura Castle (Thanks! I'll edit this notes later too. not sure when or by whom those were added. It's a transfer from the old site.)
  • 08:16, 6 July 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hida Kojima Castle (sulking bears would be a sad sight at any castle!)
  • 08:13, 6 July 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Matsukura Castle (Matsukurajō (Takayama) 松倉城 [高山] Matsukurajō is a mountaintop castle in old Hida Province, located in the mountains surrounding Takayama. There are several castles in the area but Matsukurajō has the most ishigaki (stone-piled rampa...)
  • 08:12, 6 July 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Matsukura Castle (Edit: gave this profile a history.)
  • 08:09, 6 July 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hida Kojima Castle (Fixed a typo: bears are skulking not sulking : 3)
  • 08:03, 6 July 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Asahi Castle (Thought I'd try something different for the cover picture here. I'll upload another one of the bailey.)
  • 08:01, 6 July 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Nakahara Yakata (Picture shows embankment line obscurred under trees.)
  • 08:00, 6 July 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Imai Jin'ya (Sorry, I should say this picture is of the temple on "jin'ya road". No traces of the actual jin'ya remain.)
  • 17:58, 30 June 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tanba Kameyama Castle (Haha, now I know your story about Tanba Kameyama Castle. Indeed, how rude of people to really build anything we can get into on castle sites !!)
  • 19:50, 29 June 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Aoyagi Castle (In addition to Aoyagijō, the village beneath the castle, Aoyagi-juku, served as a post town on a subroute coming off the Nakasendō highway (from Seba-juku) heading toward Zenkōji, an important pilgrimage site in modern day Nagano City. This shukuba...)
  • 19:46, 29 June 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Asuke Castle (Asukejō / Mayumiyamajō / Asuke-Matsuyamajō (Toyota) 足助城・真弓山城・足助松山城 [豊田] Asukejō is one of a handful of largely restored Sengoku Period castles, making it a valuable site. In addition to remaining earthworks,...)
  • 19:45, 29 June 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tsumago Castle (Tsumagojō (Tsumago-juku) 妻籠城 [妻籠宿] Tsumago Castle is a ruin located on a hillside overlooking Tsumago-juku, a famous post-town along the Nakasendō (Interior Trunk Road). The castle has some identifiable features such as horikiri (...)
  • 19:43, 29 June 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takato Castle (Takatōjō / Kabutoyamajō (Ina) 高遠城・兜山城 [伊那] Takatoh Castle is a historic park and castle ruin located in Ina City (in the former Takatoh Town area). It has large, deep karabori (dry moats) and many baileys, as well as extant...)
  • 18:03, 29 June 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takashima Castle (I visited relocated structures from Takashimajō now at Onsenji, a nearby temple. A relocated gate from the castle is used as the temple's sanmon (main gate), and is particularly at home in its new location because the temple sits on a terrace on the h...)
  • 18:01, 29 June 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Inuyama Castle (I was going to post some pictures but when I clicked the "upload" button on the photo contribution page nothing happened. Probably a problem my end. Anyway for now I'll just comment. * The Many Gates of Inuyamajō  犬山城門 So I went on a mission...)
  • 21:09, 26 June 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1746 on Matsumoto Castle
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  • 21:07, 26 June 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1655 on Gifu Castle
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  • 10:30, 24 June 2019 153.107.193.206 (talk) posted a new comment on Gifu Castle (ART wow you said the same thing 3 times)
  • 22:29, 22 June 2019 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yodo Castle (These might be two useless details to some castle fans, but let me just share them anyway for the sake of completeness. In the garden of Rinshō-in (麟祥院), a subtemple of Myōshin-ji in Kyoto, there is a shachihoko ornament. It is said to be a r...)
  • 22:27, 22 June 2019 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Fushimi Castle (I keep stumbling onto Fushimi-jō-related places in Kyoto (and elsewhere). I guess there should be a website somewhere with a complete overview, but it's kinda exciting to keep bumping into them by chance, so I don't really feel like searching for it....)
  • 14:14, 11 June 2019 27.111.71.132 (talk) posted a new comment on Matsumoto Castle (why did you go to Japan it's a shit place)
  • 14:13, 11 June 2019 27.111.71.132 (talk) posted a new comment on Matsumoto Castle (wrong you idoit)
  • 14:13, 11 June 2019 27.111.71.132 (talk) posted a new comment on Matsumoto Castle (thats weird)
  • 06:33, 13 May 2019 191.178.181.123 (talk) posted a new comment on Ushiku Castle (Akai Teruko (Myojin) castle)
  • 06:42, 29 April 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) deleted comment #1742 on Osaka Castle
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  • 09:57, 28 April 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Osaka Castle (test osaka)
  • 09:50, 28 April 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Akashi Castle (test comments)
  • 17:38, 25 April 2019 109.155.150.29 (talk) posted a new comment on Fukuyama Castle (Good views from the Shinkansen station as you say, but they get even better during the golden hour, that final hour or so before sunset, the turrets and castle all lit up in that golden sunlight. Malcolm)
  • 18:07, 10 April 2019 Suupaahiiroo (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yokota Residence (Sadly I wasn't able to go here. The place is closed until 2021 for renovations to make it earthquake-resistance.)
  • 21:40, 7 April 2019 61.199.190.5 (talk) posted a new comment on Osaka Castle (I revisited Osakajô today. The last time was in 2010. I din't had the 100 meijô stamp. Today(7th april 2019) was a perfect day since the sakura were in full bloom and the Otemonyagura, Sengan yagura and stone gunpowder store were open like Chris Gle...)
  • 00:31, 6 April 2019 184.153.249.243 (talk) posted a new comment on Matsumoto Castle (I lived in Tokyo and never got particularly farther West than Kyoto and Nara. I must have visited Matsumotojo during the off-season. Regardless, while Matsumotojo lacks an impressive mountain location, the castle itself is quite impressive and is in wo...)
  • 07:55, 21 March 2019 Eric (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Annaka Castle (Wow, never heard of it. The course looks interesting. If I were a runner I would definitely do it. Maybe you should try it! I'll come cheer you on and then visit some castles nearby :))
  • 20:41, 20 March 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Annaka Castle (Have you heard of "Samurai Marathon"? Or, the 安政遠足. In 1855, the Lord of Annaka had 96 of his retainers do a 30km run starting at the castle. So they hold an event like that annually apparently and last year there was a film loosely based on it.)
  • 03:16, 16 March 2019 Kikima34 (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Edo Castle (The grounds are really pretty and there is a lot of space to walk around and enjoy nature in the middle of Tokyo, but there isn’t a whole lot to look at otherwise.)
  • 12:58, 4 March 2019 138.44.193.202 (talk) posted a new comment on Samurai Residences (thankyou this source was extremely useful)
  • 11:56, 11 February 2019 126.13.104.150 (talk) posted a new comment on Ikeda Castle (I really enjoyed this little site. It must be about the easiest castle site to get to from central Osaka apart from Osaka Castle itself. The tower and the gates nicely reconstructed and everything free. The town has quite a nice old atmosphere too. Thi...)
  • 11:53, 11 February 2019 Findlayjamie (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sasayama Castle (I had a very nice day here yesterday. Took the bus, and it's quite a trek if you cycled it. A very impressive site with its walls rising over the town, and the palace is very fine. I live in hope that a few more buildings may be added in future. The to...)
  • 21:07, 5 February 2019 126.13.104.150 (talk) posted a new comment on Amagasaki Castle (Sadly the reconstruction is apparently concrete, probably the first for a good twenty years.Still, it might be exciting to go and see it newly opened.)
  • 00:03, 30 January 2019 175.36.9.48 (talk) posted a new comment on Kashiwara Castle (I went to Kashiwara castle to , it was very intence and spooky, it felt that the old warriors were looking at you so you dont take anything, we were there to show respect.)
  • 16:00, 11 January 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hakusan Castle (Harima) (The Temple is Shoshazan Engyouji. It's really great.)
  • 15:08, 11 January 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on UserWiki:ART/ARTCastleContributions (... plus Harima-Hakusan? An accidental visit for me really.)
  • 23:03, 2 January 2019 119.244.143.140 (talk) posted a new comment on Amagasaki Castle (The castle is currently being reconstructed. The tenshukaku and some other structures are already completed. Opening is due in March 2019. Might get interesting after all.)
  • 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
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  • 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...)
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