castles

Looking for a hotel in Japan? Skip the ryokan and stay in this castle instead!

Seaside stronghold in Nagasaki is looking for guests, and might let you stay for free.

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Solid Sakura: Gorgeous photos show cherry blossom season’s grand finale at Japanese castle

The castle is one of Japan’s top cherry blossom destinations, and these photos show why.

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Ninja laser tag tournament being organized at Japanese castle in the domain of the Iga ninja clan

Winner of laser shuriken battles will take home prizes including ninja sake and ninja rice.

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Japanese castle’s new Ninja Museum sends you on an interactive shinobi mission through history

The castle closest to Tokyo expands its English explanations and adds a Fuma ninja clan infiltration experience.

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The 10 best castles in Japan, as chosen by experts and fans

Survey results stretch all the way from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south, with several awesome stops in between.

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Midwinter “cherry blossoms” are making one of Japan’s best castles even more stunning【Photos】

Tokyo is still waiting for its sakura to start blooming, but Hirosaki Castle, in the frozen north, is already beautifully pink.

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Who knew that Kumamoto Castle was a Transformer hiding in plain sight all this time?

Kumamoto Castle may be more than meets the eye

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Nagoya Castle reconstruction plan draws disabled citizens group complaint over lack of elevator

Desire for historically faithful reconstruction clashes with accessibility for wheelchair users.

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Anime fans object to plan to plant cherry blossom trees at movie’s real-life location in Japan

Fans of handsome swimming boys anime Free! don’t think gardeners should be free to plant sakura wherever they want.

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Prefectural capital building in Japan has a moat, ready for mobs of invaders or zombies

Awesomely-defensible Fukui Prefectural headquarters is built on castle grounds.

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Top 20 castles to visit in Japan in 2017

Experience Japanese history through castles both intact and…not intact.

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Top 30 tourist sites in Japan: the most popular sightseeing spots for overseas visitors

From the well-known to the obscure, this year’s annual ranking of top spots has some surprises in store for even the most seasoned travellers.

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Sleep like a samurai – Travel provider offers one-night stay in a Japanese castle

Free package includes dinner modeled after meals eaten by feudal lords

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Nagoya Castle’s concrete keep to be demolished and replaced with traditional wooden structure

After months of debate, Nagoya city council approves 50 billion-yen (US$451 million) budget.

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Right now is the very best time to go to Japan’s “castle in the sky,” and here’s why【Pics, Vids】

The conditions are just right to surround Takeda Castle with a sea of clouds.

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Animated GIFs of traditional Japanese woodworking joints are mesmerising to watch

Exploring the many ways wood pieces can slot into each other is the most strangely satisfying experience we’ve had today!

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Love Ghibli’s Castle in the Sky? Check out these real Laputa-like locations!

Your heart will soar high above the clouds at these travel destinations in Japan.

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VR and GPS combine for new Japanese castle and historical landmark sightseeing app

Introducing the “Street Museum” smartphone app enhanced with VR contents to make your travels that much more memorable.

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Top 20 most popular castles in Japan revealed for 2016

How many of the top 20 most popular Japanese castles (according to TripAdvisor) have you been to?

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This Lego samurai castle would be amazing even if it wasn’t also an awesome pop-up book 【Video】

Extremely talented builder needs neither stone, lumber, nor paper for this mind-blowing project.

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