Japanese Castles

Japanese castles (城 shiro) were fortresses constructed primarily of wood and stone. They evolved from the wooden stockades of earlier centuries, and came into their best-known form in the 16th century. Castles in Japan were built to guard important or strategic sites, such as ports, river crossings, or crossroads, and almost always incorporated the landscape into their defenses. (source: Wiki)
Japanese castle
Japanese castle
Japanese castle
image source: JNTO
Tenshu
Japanese castle
 
Shachihoko
shachihoko
Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Castle
Kumamoto castle
Kumamoto castle
Hikone Castle
 Hikone Castle
 
 
Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle
Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle
 

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