Castles in Japan

Shurijo Castle

2018-07-10T20:26:16+00:00

Shurijo Castle Park (首里城公園) is a world heritage listed national park and castle near Naha city center. With spectalar views [...]

Shurijo Castle2018-07-10T20:26:16+00:00

Hagi

2017-01-03T19:40:00+00:00

Hagi (萩) is a castle town, little visited by foreign tourists. The town is full of history, particulary from the [...]

Hagi2017-01-03T19:40:00+00:00

Marugame

2018-03-16T05:27:45+00:00

Marugame (丸亀) is a large city in northern Shikoku, and a good stop-off before visiting the shrines in Kotohira, heading [...]

Marugame2018-03-16T05:27:45+00:00

Kochi

2018-08-08T10:08:15+00:00

Pagoda at No.31 Buddhist temple Kochi (高知) is a large city in southern Shikoku containing the usual attractions [...]

Kochi2018-08-08T10:08:15+00:00

Okayama

2018-08-08T10:09:29+00:00

Okayama (岡山) is a large city in Chugoku, known across the country for it’s Korakuen Garden, a superb example of [...]

Okayama2018-08-08T10:09:29+00:00

Kanazawa

2018-07-10T20:06:27+00:00

Kanazawa (金沢) is one of the major cities in central Japan, and is a good place to take a rest, [...]

Kanazawa2018-07-10T20:06:27+00:00

Kumamoto

2018-08-08T09:11:21+00:00

Kumamoto (熊本) is a medium sized city in Kyushu well known for it's wonderful castle, and now also famous for [...]

Kumamoto2018-08-08T09:11:21+00:00

Shimabara

2018-08-08T09:09:59+00:00

Shimabara (島原) is a small castle town, from which tourists can take a ferry to Kumamoto. It has a few [...]

Shimabara2018-08-08T09:09:59+00:00

Sendai

2018-07-09T13:17:20+00:00

Sendai (仙台) is one of the biggest cities in Tohoku. It is not an essential visit, but offers cheap accommodation and [...]

Sendai2018-07-09T13:17:20+00:00

Himeji

2018-07-18T20:03:49+00:00

Himeji is most famous for it's castle, which became a World Heritage Site in 1995.  It's a great place to [...]

Himeji2018-07-18T20:03:49+00:00

Osaka Castle

2018-08-08T09:24:18+00:00

Osaka Castle is a recently rebuilt castle in central Osaka.  There is a large park surrounding the complex, plus a [...]

Osaka Castle2018-08-08T09:24:18+00:00

Matsumoto

2018-07-10T14:00:29+00:00

Matsumoto (松本) is a large city in Nagano prefecture.  The castle and shopping streets make for a nice day, so [...]

Matsumoto2018-07-10T14:00:29+00:00

Hiroshima

2018-07-10T14:01:01+00:00

Hiroshima (広島) can be an extremely emotional, sad place, but it's one that must be visited.  During World War 2 [...]

Hiroshima2018-07-10T14:01:01+00:00

Nijo Castle

2018-07-18T20:08:00+00:00

Another UNESCO World Heritage site, Nijo castle is another must see in Kyoto.  The free Japanese garden is nice to [...]

Nijo Castle2018-07-18T20:08:00+00:00