Six cities in one week, ten train transfers, and over 400 years of history (3,000 if you count the dip in Japan’s oldest hot spring baths.) 2010 was when I had my life-changing first trip to Japan and five trips in, I’m gradually diving deeper into its more isolated pockets. Go here for my story for GaijinPot.com, Tokyo.
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2 thoughts on “A Race Across Japan to See its Last Original Castles”
Good job. I’ve been to about 17 castles but only two originals. Himeji and Hikone. Reading your post has encouraged me to explore and visit more originals. Also, I’m a member of a Japanese castle group on FB if you’d like to join, it’s very good. Simply called Japanese Castles.
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Thank you! Someone recently recommended Hirosaki Castle and another person said Aomori is their favourite part of Japan so I hope to do that one next. I’m going to check out the J Castles page too – see you there!