Matsuyama Castle  Matsuyama Castle (松山城 Matsuyama-jō) is a flatland-mountain castle that was built in 1603 on Mount Katsuyama, whose height is 132 meters, in Matsuyama city in Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku

Matsuyama Castle (松山城 Matsuyama-jō) is a flatland-mountain castle that was built in 1603 on Mount Katsuyama, whose height is 132 meters, in Matsuyama city in ehime prefecture, Shikoku Japan.

Kokura Castle, Fukuoka, Japan  小倉城の歴史は、戦国末期(1569年)、中国地方の毛利氏が現在の地に城を築いたことから始まります。その後、高橋鑑種(たかはし あきたね)や毛利勝信(もうり かつのぶ)が居城し、関ヶ原合戦の功労で入国した細川忠興によって、1602年に本格的に築城が始まり約七年の歳月を要しました

Kokura Castle in Kitakyushu, Japan was built by Hosokawa Tadaoki in It was the property of the Ogasawara clan between 1632 and The castle was burnt down in 1866 in the war between the Kokura and Chsh clans.

Storm above Okayama Castle (Okayama, Japan)

Storm above Okayama Castle (Okayama, Japan) -- Okayama-jo, the "Crow Castle" one minute before the storm. (photo by Shanti Basauri, 20 juillet

Himeji Castle (姫路城 Himeji-jō?) is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, in the Hyōgo Prefecture.  Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cchambaz/3033041285/

“The white heron” Castle, Himeji Castle, Hyogo, Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period

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