Nagoya Castle, Osaka Castle, Nijo Castle
New Photo Collections of Nagoya Castle, Osaka Castle, Nijo Castle
I'm very sorry that it's been so long since the last update to Jcastle. I have not been idle and have been making the best use of this castle visiting season. In the coming months, I'll have 30 castle visits to document, 17 of which are new castles to Jcastle and 22 are new for me personally. If you've been following along on Facebook, most of these have been posted there already, but there's also more to come.
Today's update is not actually about any of these trips but documents some special trips from the last 2 years.
First, I've made a technical update to Jcastle to allow for "photo collections" or "sub albums" of photos. I always have a hard time limiting the photos that I want to post to those that will fit on one page. Sometimes extra albums would be useful to subdivide photos and document something in more detail. Future sub-albums may include a collection of photos by season (snow, cherry blossoms, fall colors), night photos, castle interiors or castle towns.
You will find these collections listed after the main gallery as "More galleries and feature pages"
The first use of this new feature is to document the special limited time opening of structures at Osaka Castle, Nagoya Castle, and Nijo Castle. Over the last 2-3 years we've seen a growing trend for castles to open up, for a limited time, castle structures that are typically closed to the public. These are usually closed because they simply don't have the staff to guard and maintain them every day and the need to prevent further damage or limit the number of visitors at one time for structural reasons.
Along with each of the new collections listed below, most of the photos for each castle have also been renewed.
Osaka Castle (2017) - it's becoming an annual tradition to open these buildings in the summer
- Tamon Yagura
- Sengan Yagura
- Sanadamaru (collection of photos from around the Sanadamaru site)
- Osaka Castle Night
Nijo Castle (2017) - these 2 structures were open for a limited time to commemorate the restoration work that was completed on the Otemon Gate in 2017.
Nagoya Castle (2018) - the palace is always open but the three yagura below were open for a limited time in the summer after the palace was finished in 2018.
- Honmaru Palace
- Southwest Corner Yagura (permanently open from Nov 2018)
- Southeast Corner Yagura
- Corner Yagura
Jul 7, 2020
6 new Tokyo area castles
Jun 28, 2020
56 New Nagano Prefecture Castle Profiles by ART
Jun 24, 2020
Renewed Hikone Castle and Takatori Castle
May 31, 2020
Sasou Castle and Sawayama Castle
May 18, 2020
Gochaku Castle, Miyao Castle, Iwakuni Castle
May 16, 2020
Himeji Castle Profile Renewed
May 3, 2020
Iwadono Castle, Katsuyama Castle, Yamura Castle
May 2, 2020
30 new profiles for Nagano Castle by ART
Apr 26, 2020
12 new castle profiles from ART
Apr 25, 2020
8 New Castle Profiles by Andrew A
Feb 12, 2020
45 new Nagano castles by ART
Feb 7, 2020
14 New profiles from ART
Jan 3, 2020
Updated the Takiyama Castle profile
Dec 31, 2019
Renewed Ako Castle and Sasayama Castle
Nov 12, 2019
Kamei Castle, Mihara Castle, Hiroshima Castle
Nov 9, 2019
41 new castle profiles from ART
Oct 19, 2019
Niitakayama Castle and Takayama Castle