Explore Japan through the unique architecture of the ancient castles

Each country has its own unique architecture, highlight the unique culture of their country. In an ancient Asian country like ours, it is not difficult to visit these unique cultural buildings , then exploring Japan to understand more about people as well as traditional culture of this country of cherry blossom.


One of the architectural elements that can clearly express the features inherent in the culture of a country certainly can not ignore the magnificent and splendid ancient castles. The ancient castles of Japan are also built from the traditional lines of ancient Japanese architecture.


If you talk about ancient palaces that you can not ignore when visiting Japan is Hikone Castle.  Hikone Castle built in 1603 by combining three different schools of architecture has created a whole of architecture for Japan. It took nearly 20 years for the castle to be completed, and for 260 years of existence, this place retains the most original architectural lines.


This is a typical example of traditional Japanese castle architecture

This is a typical example of traditional Japanese castle architecture


This ancient castle is located in Shiga prefecture, near the famous Lake Biwa, a three-storeyed castle with arched arch features typical Asian architecture with prominent white walls. This ancient castle which lie in the green forest is an indispensable destination for those who are passionate about architecture as well as the beautiful features when visiting the land of the rising sun


Another ancient castle architecture is also very successful in bringing stories of the ancient culture of Japan to anyone visiting here is Himeji Castle. As the oldest built castle, this place brings with it very interesting stories about the unique cultural history of Japan. Besides, the location in Central Japan is also a very interesting one. Favorable condition for this ancient castle preserves the most typical culture to bring visitors to this place.


These are the most famous castles and the most visited by Japanese tourists.

These are famous castles which are visited by Japanese tourists.


In addition, the unique uniqueness in architecture makes this citadel also known as the White Castle. With its traditional features as well as its unique history and unique architecture, this place really does not claim to be one of the top three buildings in Japan that you should not miss when exploring Japan.


In addition to stretching the beautiful cherry blossom country, you will not be hard to find other ancient castles, each of which bring their own beauty, a personal story but also bring general point. They are all typical architectural features of the beautiful and ancient culture of Japan that may require a lot of trip to Japan to see the beauty of culture through typical Japanese architecture.



In Japan, the castle is a fortress made of wood and stone.

In Japan, the castle is a fortress made of wood and stone.


Top 8 Most Beautiful Castles In Japan


Himeji Castle, 68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture 670-0012, Japan, +81 79 285 1146

Matsumoto Castle, 4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture 390-0873, Japan, +81 263 32 2902

Nagoya Castle, 1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0031, Japan, +81 52 231 1700

Osaka Castle, 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0002, Japan, +81 6 6941 3044

Matsue Castle, 1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue, Shimane Prefecture 690-0887, Japan, +81 852 21 4030

Hirosaki Castle, 1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture 036-8356, Japan, +81 172 33 8739

Hikone Castle, 1-1 Konkicho, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture 522-0061, Japan, +81 749 22 2742

Shimabara Castle, 1 Chome-1183-1 Jonai, Shimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture 855-0036, Japan, +81 957 62 4766