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  • 14:03, 11 September 2021 RaymondW talk contribs posted a new comment on Takatori Castle (This is by far the most comprehensive online source of information about Takatori Castle in either English or Japanese that I have seen. By putting all the information here in one place, you have made it a breeze for those castle fans who want to plan their visit to Takatori Castle. On my last trip to Takatori Castle in November 2019, I focused on sussing out some baileys that I had missed on my previous visits and not yet covered here. Despite having been to this castle multiple times, I kno...)
  • 19:20, 4 September 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Chikuma Kushiki Castle (Added pictures to gallery.)
  • 17:30, 27 August 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Najima Castle (Added Najimamon to gallery.)
  • 17:10, 27 August 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Iwaki Taira Castle (Have added maps and pictures of relocated gates to gallery.)
  • 16:52, 27 August 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Kisai Castle (Have added pictures of surviving dorui segment and castle maps, as well as co-ordinates.)
  • 11:42, 25 August 2021 133.32.232.18 talk posted a new comment on Kagoshima Castle ("Sometimes I'm puzzled how a castle made it to the nihon 100 meijo. This one probably for its history." Yeah... that is 100% exactly how the list was compiled, based on its historical context. There are only about 200 castles ever built in Japan. There are two books, the first 100 and the next 100. The castles have to end up in one book or the other. There sure are not 200 or even 100 castles still standing.)
  • 15:33, 24 August 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Chikuma Kushiki Castle (I've overhauled this profile. Have added links to Japanese blogs. I'll add some pictures of the features of this site shortly.)
  • 15:28, 24 August 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Chikuma Awaji Castle (I revisited this site. It wasn't any better the second time! Have fixed errors and added links to Japanese blogs.)
  • 15:21, 24 August 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Najima Castle (Have updated to yellow for relocated structures.)
  • 15:14, 24 August 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Kasugayama Castle (Updated to yellow for relocated gate.)
  • 15:12, 24 August 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Katsuyama Palace (Parts of the original palatial complex survive and have been relocated to Kakuonji, a temple in town.)
  • 22:15, 3 August 2021 111.239.255.74 talk posted a new comment on Sakura Castle (I live there so I can enjoy it all year round! Such a nice place! There used to be a shrine dedicated to Mount Fuji in the park in thee Edo era. When the sky is clear, it is possible to see the Mount Fuji from the old shrine location. I managed to see...)
  • 10:45, 18 July 2021 94.129.46.111 talk posted a new comment on Fukuoka Castle (There are a Muslim like building nearby . U can see that they are carefully bringing out ancient things from its ground)
  • 10:44, 18 July 2021 94.129.46.111 talk posted a new comment on Fukuoka Castle (I visited it twice 2017 and 2019 I think it's not the whole thing. I think it was a sort of tower building or what it calls. Because it had 47 gates is it? Or the place were military can look on the top ?)
  • 15:41, 23 June 2021 Musashi talk contribs posted a new comment on Rikan Castle (That anonymous post was by me BTW)
  • 15:39, 23 June 2021 115.130.129.102 talk posted a new comment on Rikan Castle (I visited in 2019 and the path to the castle ruins were closed.)
  • 13:04, 23 June 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Oshi Castle (Edit note: updated visitor information.)
  • 16:09, 16 June 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Hyakusaiji Castle (Have added pictures of the castle ruins including original ishigaki segments, baileys, mizubori, and karabori. ART's pictures in the gallery begin with the picture labelled "Sengoku Period Ishigaki". My commentary on the site from my travelogue: Hya...)
  • 10:41, 15 June 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Toyama Castle (Have added co-ordinates for old pictures.)
  • 10:33, 15 June 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Nanao Castle (Nanaojō is a fairly well known mountaintop castle ruin. Nanaojō has an extensive footprint but it is easy to explore most of it by following the signs and trails. The ishigaki (stone-piled ramparts) at the site are incredible, as are the views. The p...)
  • 08:54, 15 June 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Ogawa Castle (Ogawajō is a well maintained earthworks castle ruin with a network of deep karabori (dry moats), kuruwa (baileys) and dorui (earthen ramparts). A locally designated historic site, it is very easy to access. A lower bailey at the rear of the site seems...)
  • 08:53, 15 June 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Numata Castle (Numatajō is famous amongst castle fans. It once had a towering keep, dating to 1597, and would've been as splendid as the likes of Matsumotojō. The castle was demolished the 17th century, however. The site today is a park, but there's lots of bits an...)
  • 08:52, 15 June 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Nagurumi Castle (Sure is different now! My commentary: Nagurumijō is fantastic and I can't sing its praises higher. There are no structures except for a reconstructed bridge, and the castle site consists chiefly of the ruins of earthworks fortifications - with some...)
  • 09:18, 14 June 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Echizen Katsuyama Castle (Have added co-ords for old and new pictures; have pinpointed original castle site.)
  • 09:07, 14 June 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Fushimi Castle (Have gone through and added co-ords for old and new pictures. Better quality pictures would be good here though to replace the old low res ones and my rainy, blurry ones ; D I also wonder if there are any traces of the ninomaru mizubori? It's indicate...)
  • 13:52, 8 June 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Kaibara Jinya (Kaibara-jin'ya possesses an at least partially original (dated 1820) jin'ya building. A jin'ya was a fortified administrative base. Jin'ya contained modest residences for hatamoto but were mostly offices. This sumptuous shoin-źukuri structure was used...)
  • 22:50, 5 June 2021 49.2.77.71 talk posted a new comment on Nakahara Yakata (ok)
  • 21:22, 30 May 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Oumi Isshiki Castle (Somehow I thought if I were to reach out and touch one of the unerringly still villagers from behind then it would suddenly turn around, revealing a necrotic, worm-eaten face, and sink its undead teeth into me... Added scarecrow pictures as per descrip...)
  • 09:51, 29 May 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Sakura Castle (Aichi) (Sakurajō is a strange, amusing little site. There is basically only the yaguradai (turret platform) to see. There is no stairway up the stone platform, and it seems so random that one laughs - or I did. I was quite happy with it though, and went aroun...)
  • 16:11, 28 April 2021 161.97.199.222 talk posted a new comment on Nakahara Yakata (This is fascinating. I am writing historic fiction of the Nakahara and this information is very helpful.)
  • 09:18, 27 April 2021 103.238.195.210 talk posted a new comment on Nagoya Castle (I'm doing this for an assignment, any tips or info?)
  • 07:49, 25 April 2021 Eric talk contribs deleted comment #2029 on Yugawa Stone Quarry
  • 00:20, 21 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Akazawa Yakata (Added (possible) dorui remnant)
  • 00:03, 21 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Atami Coast Quarries (Not surprised little has survived in Atami. By the way, there was a sign at the ropeway which pointed out Hatsushima, saying that it was used as a quarry site, which is how I knew about that.)
  • 23:59, 20 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Usami Harbor & Town (seems like a nice walk. maybe i can do this sometime)
  • 23:57, 20 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Hayakawa Stone Quarry (Great PDF!)
  • 23:57, 20 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Usami Hanareyama Stone Quarry (I guess they changed the shape of the mountain...)
  • 23:53, 20 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Maruyama Stone Quarry (Great detective work)
  • 23:51, 20 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Futo Stone Quarry (These beach quarries are interesting.)
  • 23:50, 20 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Yugawa Stone Quarry (ah, sweet shop *)
  • 23:18, 20 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Usami Nakoyama To-no-iri Stone Quarry (oh there's actually a castle site at this one...)
  • 22:38, 20 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Heda Stone Quarry (That one stone under the boulder is hilarious!)
  • 21:23, 18 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Iwakuni Castle (Added pictures and locations for Kitanomaru, Ninomaru, Honmaru Ishigaki, Tenshudai, Karabori, &c.)
  • 21:07, 18 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Iwakuni Castle (Added Kyokan area photos with some locations of key features. Added samurai residence location.)
  • 18:34, 18 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Takaoka Castle (I've lowered my score for Toyama Castle and raised it for Takaoka Castle, haha)
  • 01:41, 4 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Kuroi Castle (Updated to yellow for Akamon gate (will share some pictures later).)
  • 10:34, 3 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Hyakusaiji Castle (Mighty! Mystical! Magical! These pictures only really show the causeway area and miss the tallest ishigaki segment just behind the garden. I'll contribute a bunch of my own, though it will be difficult to select only a handful... Definitely worth visit...)
  • 10:29, 3 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Takeda Castle (Went last month. Had the site to ourselves!!!)
  • 10:26, 3 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Kaibara Jinya (Interior photography was verbotten when i visited > < What remains is precious.)
  • 10:25, 3 April 2021 ART talk contribs posted a new comment on Sasayama Castle (Hands-down top tier site on the up-and-up. Satou-bukeyashiki also may be open, so check when visiting the Anma house! Local cafe also looks like a samurai house but they couldn't tell me who lived in it. I found a map of the neighbourhood at the Satou...)
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