Tag: japanese castles

Legends, Landscapes, and Luscious Peaches: Discovering Okayama’s Timeless Charms

In the heart of Japan, Okayama Prefecture offers a captivating blend of rich history, stunning landscapes, and cultural wonders. During our trip to Matsue, we had a couple of hours free to explore the city of Okayama, known for its deep-rooted connection with the legendary folklore hero, Momotaro. Okayama and Momotaro Okayama’s cultural…

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Discovering the Timeless Elegance of Matsue Castle

In the heart of Shimane Prefecture, a place where tradition and modernity seamlessly coexist, Matsue Castle stands tall, an iconic symbol of Japan’s rich cultural heritage. This majestic castle, also known as the “Black Castle” due to its striking dark exterior, holds within its walls a captivating history, surrounded by enchanting gardens and…

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The 12 original castles of Japan

There are only 12 castles in Japan that have the original structure – meaning the main building wasn’t rebuilt through time. Si-take., CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons  Hirosaki Castle, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture Hirosaki Castle, built in 1611, is one of the most famous among tourists for the many events hosted here. The…

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