Japanese Castles special


The beauty of Japanese castles owes not only to their historical significance, but also to their superb utilization and expression of the artistic, cultural and architectural knowledge of their respective eras. These structures were originally built to serve as tactical military strongholds, but their focus later shifted towards serving as monuments to their lords’ military might. The castle keeps and the grand citadels were specially constructed to symbolize the authority of the local ruler, and their designs are uniquely Japanese. This style of castle construction, centered around the keep, began in the mid-16th century, and early examples are still visible today. By the late 19th century, approximately 170 castles were in existence. A small portion of these have even remained fully intact to this very day. Come along on one of our tours and witness these monuments of Japanese art and architecture firsthand.


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