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Japanese castles are the fascinating legacy of feudal Japan. These mighty fortresses serve both military and administrative purposes. Although, it is said that thousands of Japanese castles were built in the past, only a hundred of them remains today. A handful of Japanese castles stood the test of time and remains standing in its original state. The Himeji Castle is the most well-preserved Japanese castle and is now a world heritage site. Other castles, like Osaka Castle, Nagoya Castle, Hiroshima Castle, Komine Castle and Odawara Castle were recently reconstructed to their former glories. While, Edo Castle and Ueda Castle are now in ruins with only few of its original structures remain.
The Tokyo Disneyland Castle is the latest addition in the list of castles in Japan. An American legacy.
- Himeji Castle (apostcardaday.blogspot.com)
- 19042009 Himeji Castle (mixedfate.wordpress.com)
- 25042009 Ueda Castle (mixedfate.wordpress.com)