Ayse & Jan's Travelspot - Japan - Castles

Although there are a lot of castles around, I only visited 3 castles during my trip : in Himeji, Osaka and Matsumoto.
I really enjoyed Matsumoto-jo due to its gorgeous location near the Japanese Alps.

In ancient Japan there were three kind of fortifications : mountain castles, hill castles (like Himeji Castle)
and castles built on plains (like Matsumoto-jo and Osaka-jo).
If you need more information on Japanese Castles, I suggest you visit these external sites :

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