J Castle, All About Japanese Castles since 1999

Castles are not a European exclusive.

Eric O. (self described corporate librarian) in Tokyo has been on a mission to share everything we should know about Japanese Castles on J Castle (in English) since 1999.

According to Wikipedia Japanese Castle pages , Himeji Castle located in Himeji City, 50 kilometers west of Kobe is most popular.


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(* Photo of Himeji Castle by 663highland -February 2006-via Wikipedia)

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