Japanese castles (城 shiro) were fortresses constructed primarily of wood and stone. They evolved from the wooden stockades of earlier centuries, and came into their best-known form in the 16th century. Castles in Japan were built to guard important or strategic sites, such as ports, river crossings, or crossroads, and almost always incorporated the landscape into their defenses. (source: Wiki)
Japanese castle
Japanese castle
Japanese castle
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Tenshu

Japanese castle

 

Shachihoko

shachihoko

 

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle

 

Kumamoto castle

Kumamoto castle

 

Hikone Castle

 Hikone Castle

 

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle
 

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

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