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Himeji Castle, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. This is one of the few castles that is an "original." Many Japanese castles were bombed out during WWII and rebuilt afterwards.

Himeji Castle, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. This is one of the few castles that is an "original." Many Japanese castles were bombed out during WWII and rebuilt afterwards.

Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period

Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period

Japanese Castle: Okayama #Japan #Castle real japan, japan, japanese, castle, japanese castle, fortress, osaka, tokyo, kyoto, himeji, bitchu matsuyama, takeda, tour, trip, travel, guide, adventure, epxlore, plan, architecture hirosaki http://www.therealjapan.com/subscribe/

Japanese Castle: Okayama #Japan #Castle real japan, japan, japanese, castle, japanese castle, fortress, osaka, tokyo, kyoto, himeji, bitchu matsuyama, takeda, tour, trip, travel, guide, adventure, epxlore, plan, architecture hirosaki http://www.therealjapan.com/subscribe/

上諏訪高島城, real japan, japan, japanese, castle, japanese castle, fortress, osaka, tokyo, kyoto, himeji, bitchu matsuyama, takeda, tour, trip, travel, guide, adventure, epxlore, plan, architecture hirosaki http://www.therealjapan.com/subscribe/

上諏訪高島城, real japan, japan, japanese, castle, japanese castle, fortress, osaka, tokyo, kyoto, himeji, bitchu matsuyama, takeda, tour, trip, travel, guide, adventure, epxlore, plan, architecture hirosaki http://www.therealjapan.com/subscribe/

Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Takahashi. Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Takahashi Although the castle itself is relatively modest by Japanese castle standards, it is in fine condition (having been extensively repaired by a citizen’s restoration group established in 1929). At 430 metres above sea level, it’s the highest castle in Japan.

Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Takahashi. Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Takahashi Although the castle itself is relatively modest by Japanese castle standards, it is in fine condition (having been extensively repaired by a citizen’s restoration group established in 1929). At 430 metres above sea level, it’s the highest castle in Japan.

Built somewhere between 1394 and 1427, Kiyosu Castle is located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It was a base of Oda Nobunaga who appeared in the Kurosawa movie Kagemusha, and as Goroda in James Clavell's Shogun.

Built somewhere between 1394 and 1427, Kiyosu Castle is located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It was a base of Oda Nobunaga who appeared in the Kurosawa movie Kagemusha, and as Goroda in James Clavell's Shogun.

Matsumoto Castle, Japan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsumoto_Castle (Thx Shasta)

Matsumoto Castle, Japan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsumoto_Castle (Thx Shasta)