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  • 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...)
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