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  • 07:41, 25 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ojima Jin'ya (Four hoshi for being an epic jin'ya ruin. It would even rank decently as a castle in its own right. Seemed well maintained when we went.)
  • 07:40, 25 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Nirayama Castle (Great site. I loved the large trenches, number up until no. 5 if i recall. I also visited the Egawa-toride. One of the forts around this castle. I was reading some review on google - but the chap seemed to know what he was talking about - that said Nir...)
  • 07:37, 25 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Izu Nagahama Castle (It's hard to think how this site can be improved other than by adding some more structures, and possibly more info' in English. It's one of the best castle-parks I've visited.)
  • 07:36, 25 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yamanaka Castle (4 hoshi from me. Was a bit rough around the edges when i visited but i think they're still repairing from the taifuu last year. Unique and fascinating site.)
  • 07:35, 25 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Motosu Castle (This is a unique and special site. I'd give it 5 stars if they'd only cut trees some back on the yamajiro so that we could get a good look at Mount Fuji and Aokigahara.)
  • 10:59, 17 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hamada Castle (Updated to yellow status for the historic albeit relocated gate.)
  • 15:21, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Nemuro Hanto Chashi Ato Gun (Apparently this one Chashi specifically is the Notsukamafu-chasi, or Nokkamafu-chashi. The only other open to the public is the Wonnemoto-chashi. According to this map I found: https://blogimg.goo.ne.jp/user_image/72/c8/c39b28bb9482867dbb505694789c6495...)
  • 15:02, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sekinomori Castle (Updated to yellow; reconstructed guard house. There is conflation with this site and the checkpoint site used from the Heian through to Edo periods.)
  • 14:51, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kurobane Castle (updated to yellow; reconstructed miyagura and other structures)
  • 14:41, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwaki Taira Castle (moved to "Iwaki Taira Castle" (Iwaki is district name))
  • 14:39, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iino Taira Castle (moved to "Iino Taira Castle")
  • 14:38, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwakitaira Castle (updated to yellow; has neary relocated gates. will add photos and mark on maps when i do refurbishment of Touhoku sites (that i've uploaded).)
  • 14:21, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hachinohe Castle (Updated to yellow; jin'ya gate.)
  • 14:15, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Komatsu Castle (Updated to yellow; has relocated structures both nearby and on castle site itself.)
  • 14:11, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tsumagi Castle (Updated to yellow; relocated gate in town at Souzenji Temple; added marker to photo.)
  • 14:08, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwamura Castle (Updated to yellow; has buildings.)
  • 14:03, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Gassan Toda Castle (Updated to yellow; has reconstructed buildings on site.)
  • 14:03, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ogurayama Castle (Updated to yellow for mock yagura.)
  • 13:59, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Nagashima Castle (Updated to yellow; has relocated gates very nearby.)
  • 13:54, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Jurakudai (Updated to yellow; several important relocated structures throughout the Kyoto urban area.)
  • 13:53, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sakamoto Castle (Updated to yellow as there are several relocated gates very nearby.)
  • 13:36, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tottori Castle (*reconstructed gate)
  • 13:32, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tsuwano Castle (Changed to "has buildings" to accomodate yagura now at foot of castle mount.)
  • 13:31, 16 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tottori Castle (Upgraded (?) to "has buildings" due to extant gate.)
  • 12:13, 12 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Aizu Wakamatsu Castle (Added picture and profile for "Aizu Karou Yashiki (Saigou Residence)".)
  • 20:10, 2 February 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sano Castle (Added picture of the relocated gate (佐野城移築三ノ丸表門・惣宗寺惣門 ) with description and plotted it on map; updated status to "yellow" due to its proximity to the castle. Updated my vote to two stars due to the nice trenches at the...)
  • 17:38, 31 January 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sarushima Battery Island (Added some pictures of the actual daiba site. Nothing remains.)
  • 13:16, 31 January 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Shichinohe Castle (Changed to "other buildings" as per description (not been here myself).)
  • 16:58, 29 January 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yuzawa Castle (updated to "other buildings")
  • 22:32, 21 January 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Konomine Castle (Updated gallery with pictures of the actual ruins; replaced highlight photo.)
  • 22:41, 19 January 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sarushima Battery Island (Unfortunately there really is nothing to see of the Edo Period daiba, but the Meiji Period stuff is cool.)
  • 17:39, 18 January 2021 125.11.152.162 (talk) posted a new comment on Takeda Castle (Eric, Thanks for the great tour of the castle site. Very nice pics, especially of the far away view of the site. Now I almost feel like I have already been there....)
  • 20:40, 15 January 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kubota Castle (Did the "tenshu" get downgraded to yagura? : p Also, did Kakunodate get a structure? : o)
  • 20:39, 15 January 2021 111.239.179.28 (talk) posted a new comment on Kubota Castle (Did the "tenshu" get downgraded to yagura? : p Also, did Kakunodate get a structure? : o)
  • 22:00, 4 January 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hanazono Castle (A unique site with epic trenches of rock! Wish i had more time here. Would go again.)
  • 17:10, 4 January 2021 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kanao Yogaisan Castle (Nice shot of the river. This site is also called Kinoyama? The signs at the top briefly mention the castle as a branch castle of 鉢形城)
  • 15:22, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Oomizo Castle (Ômizojō (Takashima, Shiga)  大溝城 [滋賀県高島市] Ômizojō was my last castle visit of 2020. I couldn’t see much of the castle ruins because everywhere was covered in two feet of snow. The snow was powdery soft and not difficult to...)
  • 04:51, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Konomine Castle (This is a mountaintop castle behind Yamaguchijō. There were taxies queued outside of the Yamaguchijō gate, so I took the opportunity to hop in one and command it up the narrow mountain road which goes most of the way to Kōnominejō. The journey was...)
  • 04:48, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hikuma Castle (Hikumajō (Hamamatsu)  曳馬城・引間城 [浜松] Hikuma Castle was the castle which predated Hamamatsu Castle in this vicinity. Today the castle site is appropriately a Tōshōgū (Tokugawan Shrine). Statues stand here of Tokugawa Ieyasu wi...)
  • 04:46, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sawayama Castle (Sawayamajō (Hikone)  佐和山城 [彦根] Exploring the remains of Sawayamajō proved to be a greater undertaking than I had anticipated. Ron Sabitini accompanied me on this tour, which lasted for the best part of the day. Firstly we set-off f...)
  • 04:45, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwatsuki Castle (Iwatsukijō (Iwatsuki)  岩槻城・白鶴城 [岩槻] It was a terribly rainy day when I visited this site so I struggled to take any crisp pictures, my camera being rather sodden. The ruins of Iwatsukijō are extensive and impressive. Features...)
  • 04:42, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kasumi Castle (Kasumijō / Hanishina-Kajō / Ômurajō (Matsushiro)  霞城 ・埴科霞城・大室城[松代] The ruins of Kasumi Castle are some of the most impressive I've seen at a Sengoku Period Yamajiro (mountaintop castle). The ishigaki (stone-piled ra...)
  • 04:39, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hamada Castle (Hamadajō (Hamada)  浜田城 [島根県浜田市] Hamadajō is a hilltop castle (ladder-like arrangement) in the port town of Hamada, Shimane Prefecture. Ruins feature ishigaki and baileys. The views of the bay are pleasant and the site is easy...)
  • 04:38, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tsuwano Castle (Tsuwanojō (Shimane-ken Tsuwano-chō)  津和野城 [島根県津和野町] The ruins of Tsuwano Castle are incredible, comparable to the famous Takedajō, and exploring them was a thrilling adventure. Things get off to a jolly enough start as v...)
  • 04:35, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tsuwano Castle (Tsuwanojō (Shimane-ken Tsuwano-chō)  津和野城 [島根県津和野町] The ruins of Tsuwano Castle are incredible, comparable to the famous Takedajō, and exploring them was a thrilling adventure. Things get off to a jolly enough start as v...)
  • 04:32, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ogurayama Castle (Ogurayamajō (Mino)  小倉山城[美濃] Ogurayamajō is a hirayamajiro (hilltop castle) ruin in Gifu Prefecutre. The site features ishigaki (stone-piled ramparts) and mock castle structures, including walls and the "corner yagura", which is ac...)
  • 04:30, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takenaka Jinya (Takenaka-jin'ya (Gifu-ken, Tarui-chō)  竹中陣屋 [岐阜県垂井町] The remains of Takenaka-jin'ya consist of ishigaki (stone-piled ramparts), a mizubori (water moat) segment, and an original yaguramon (gatehouse). Before reaching the jin'...)
  • 04:27, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tatsuoka Castle (Tatusokajō (Saku, Nagano)  龍岡城 [長野県佐久市] Tatsuokajō is famous as one of two pentagonal star forts in Japan, although there are other "star forts", properly called bastion forts, in Hokkaidō, other than the famous Goryōkaku....)
  • 03:40, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Gassan Toda Castle (Gassan-Todajō (Yasugi)  月山富田城 [安来] Gassan-Todajō is a huge yamajiro (mountaintop castle) ruin. It can be broadly split into the lower and upper ruins. The lower ruins consist of series of baileys and terraced slopes either side o...)
  • 03:35, 31 December 2020 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tsumagi Castle (Tsumagijō (Toki-shi, Tsumagi-chō)  妻木城 [土岐市妻木町] The ruins of Tsumagi Castle can be split into two parts which are spatially and functionally distinct. Firstly, where the ruins start, was a fortified residential and administra...)
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