26 Castle Visits
- Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
Really cool. Definitely worth the hike
- Fukui Castle
Only a couple of walls and a part of the moat remain. The rest of the grounds have been taken over by the prefectural government buildings. If you have a long stop over in Fukui than it is way better than waiting around on the platform for your next train, otherwise don't go out of your way for it
- Futamata Castle
Small, not much to see besides the tenshu dai but it's interesting
- Hamamatsu Castle
Small, not that authentic but a great place to enjoy Japanese gardens and sakura
- Hikone Castle
Awesome castle. Not much inside but gorgeous from the outside. The grounds and garden are also excellent
- Hiroshima Castle
Worth going to see but it is very modern on the inside
- Inuyama Castle
Great castle and a great place to view the sakura.
- Iwakuni Castle
Come for Kintaikyo Bridge, come up the mountain to this castle to see the bridge and the river from above
- Kakegawa Castle
Hard to believe that it's a reconstruction but it is and a very good one. The hall is way cool. The tea ceremony is nice too.
- Kanazawa Castle
The grounds are nice but only the main gate is original. A nice thing to see in conjunction with Kenrokuen
- Kumamoto Castle
The extensive stone walls of this castle are amazing and the original turrets are incredible. The tower may be a reconstruction but that in no way detracts from the experience. In Kumamoto? Go!
- Marugame Castle
The tower is very small and has few artifacts but the rock walls and the view are awesome.
- Maruoka Castle
Small but don't forget it is the oldest in Japan and 80% of it is original.
- Matsue Castle
This and Matsumoto Castle are tied for first place in my opinion. This was the first original castle I visited so I was really blown away by how amazing this castle is.
- Matsumoto Castle
This was the first original castle I visited. It's tied with Matsue in my mind for first place.
- Matsuyama Castle
- Nagoya Castle
- Nijo Castle
- Ogaki Castle
- Okayama Castle
- Sunpu Castle
- Takane Castle
- Takato Castle
- Takeda Castle
This is my favorite of all castles. The location and the condition are spectacular. Go, have a picnic, and enjoy the Machu Pichu of Japan
- Tottori Castle
- Yonago Castle