This site is a Guide to the 225 castles in Japan I've personally visited and 146 donated by readers. Begin by selecting from among these top categories.
Osaka Castle September 22, 2016
Was disappointed by the castle the first time I visited it, but gradually grew to love the moats and the yagura. All in all, apart from the modern tenshu this a magnificent comp...
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle September 20, 2016
Visited on 6 September 2016. Very difficult castle to get to but worth the effort if you want to visit a very well preserved and terrific specimen of a Japanese castle. However ...
Kumamoto Castle September 20, 2016Comments RSS
Visited on 15 December 2014 and again on 21 December 2014. Excellent castle with imposing castle grounds. This has to rank among the best castles I have visited and will visit...