This site is a Guide to the 152 castles in Japan I've personally visited and 127 donated by readers. Begin by selecting from among these top categories.
Matsue Castle April 12, 2014
Visited 04 April 2013. Splendid main keep, and the grounds were lively with hanami parties as the sakura were in bloom. I'm surprised it's not an officially designated Nationa...
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle April 12, 2014
Visited 03 April 2013. Small, and not the easiest place to reach on foot, but for all that still one of my favourite castles in Japan. The fortifications are simply impressive...
Matsumoto Castle April 12, 2014Comments RSS
Visited 13 April 2013. Good timing as the sakura were still in bloom. As beautiful as I had hoped, although there was maintenance work in the vicinity of the famous red bridge...