Updated: 2017-07-20 16:03
  1. Sakura blossoms at the Kumamoto Castle
  Kumamoto Castle, which is one of the three famous castles in Japan, was constructed by Kato Kiyomasa in a span of seven years. The castle is about 980,000 square meters wide and has a circum...
Updated: 2017-04-17 10:52
Nagoya Castle was built after the Battle of Sekigahara as an important spot for the Tokugawa regime, which ruled over the Edo shogunate in the Tokkaido region of Japan. It then became the castle...
Updated: 2017-03-23 16:52
  1. Castle kokura
  Despite the simple outward appearence of its castle tower (constructed in Karadzukuri style), Kokura Castle is splendidly constructed. The castle was built by Hosokawa Tadaoki, who received...
Updated: 2017-03-23 16:39
As part of the dying will of feudal lord Kuroda Nagamasa, the Akizuki Castle was built in 1623, becoming the official residence of the succeeding feudal lords of Akizuki. The castle grounds itself is...
Updated: 2016-10-25 15:32
  Hinoe Castle was the former residence of the Arima clan, the then-ruling family in the Shimabara peninsula during the Middle Ages.   Arima Harunobu, the daimyo at the time, receiv...
Updated: 2016-10-20 18:14
  Hara Castle is where 37,000 Christians in Shimabara and Amakusa barricaded themselves in under the lead of the young Amakusa Shiro - who was only 16 years old at the time -  in wha...
Updated: 2016-10-06 18:17
  1. Tamon Tower
Fukuoka Castle was built for a period of 7 years by Kuroda Nagamasa, the feudal lord of Chikuzen (former name of Fukuoka) and son of Kuroda Kanbei who became nationally known from the NHK taiga drama...
Updated: 2016-07-15 18:04
  Okayama Castle was constructed by Hideie Ukita, one of the Toyotomi Council of Five Elders (a committee of daimyo formed by Hideyoshi Toyotomi to rule Japan while his son Hideyori was not of...
Updated: 2016-07-11 15:28
Hirado Castle was the feudal home and fortress of the then-Hirado daimyo, the Matsuura Clan. It is also known and called as Kameoka Castle. It was built atop a small mountain facing the Hirado Bay. Wi...
Updated: 2016-06-22 13:37
  Karatsu Castle is the symbol of Karatsu City. It is located north of Karatsu in its urban area. The castle has 5 layers which can be likened to a crane spreading its wing...

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