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Interested to See a Different Type of Japanese Castle? Check This One in Okayama!

I’m very interested in Japan’s history and thus, castles are always a must-see for me. So far I’ve visited at least a couple dozen of them. I’ve seen castles of different shapes and sizes, varying among originals, reconstructions, and ruins. However, until my recent visit to Okayama, I’d never seen a castle like Kinojo Castle…

Visit These 7 Spectacular Lake Castles and Water Castles in Japan

If you are a fan of Japanese architecture and looking for some exciting castles to explore, this article is for you. In Japan, there are a lot of castles built on mountains, plains, lakes, hills, etc. The kings and lords built these castles depending on their personal interests, military strategy, and location. A lake castle…

Learn All About Japanese Castles at the Oshiro EXPO 2016 in Yokohama!

Are you a fan of Japanese castles? Do you make it a point to visit these historical fortresses while in Japan? Are you fascinated by these beautiful structures which have withstood the test of time and continue standing tall and proud to this day? If you like castles and want to see them in one…

Take a Look at How Different Towns and Cities Have Developed in Japan

It is very interesting to know how towns and cities have developed over time. Many major cities in Japan started off small – from a ward or a suburb before becoming a metropolitan area. Let’s have a look at the two different ways most of the towns and cities in Japan have been able to…

Shuri Castle and Its Retaining Beauty Unique to Okinawa

Shuri Castle is one of the beautiful castles that you can find in Japan. It played a major role in the Japanese history and served as a focal point of foreign trade, economics, politics, and cultural heart of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The castle grounds and the area surrounding it has been designated as one of…

5 Breathtaking Castles, the National Treasures of Japan

Japan is indeed one of the most famous countries in the world. It is well known for its very high technology and a super power nation. It is known for its boom in economy and wonderful innovations. But besides its popularity in technology and economy, Japan is also a good place for leisure as it…

3 Classy Souvenirs to Really Impress Your Loved Ones!

Finding the perfect souvenir for your family and friends is a hard decision to make. There are many things you can give them ranging from food, handicrafts and even clothing. However, have you ever thought of which souvenir your family and friends would really appreciate? If you’re planning a trip to Japan and would like…

Magnificent Himeji Castle, An Absolute Guide of all Must-See Highlights

As the largest, most often visited and one of the Japan’s oldest surviving castles, Himeji Castle dates back to 1333. Originally built as a fort by Akamatsu Norimura and later transformed into a castle two centuries later in Himeji City, Hyogo, the “White Heron Castle” as Himeji is also known as, is a World Heritage…

Discover Kumamoto Castle – Designed Specifically to Deter Ninjas!

No trip to Kumamoto is complete without a visit to Kumamoto Castle – on TripAdvisor it is ranked as the number one thing to do in Kumamoto, and has earned the Certificate of Excellence. It was featured on the 2006 compilation of ‘100 Fine Castles of Japan’ and is a well-known landmark around Kyushu. Not…
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