The 12 remaining original castles

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The 12 remaining original castles

Post by Benji Sun » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:09 pm

So far I have only been to 4, but one of these days I'll get to all 12. These are the only 12 left that weren't completely destroyed between Meiji Restoration to WW2, although some do have significant alterations and rebuilding throughout the centuries.

1 - Bitchu-Matsuyama Castle 備中松山城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://takahasikanko.or.jp/modules/spot/?content_id=1 (Japanese only)
First built in 1240
Current configuration from 1683
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location
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2 - Hikone Castle 彦根城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://www.hikoneshi.com/en/hikone-castle
First built in 1575
Current configuration from 1603
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location
Image
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3 - Himeji Castle 姫路城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://www.himejicastle.jp/en/
First built in 1346
Current configuration from 1601
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location
Image
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4 - Hirosaki Castle 弘前城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://www.hirosakipark.jp/en/
First built in 1603
Current configuration from 1810
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location
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5 - Inuyama Castle 犬山城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://ml.inuyama.gr.jp/en/
First built in 1440
Current configuration from 1537
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location
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6 - Iyo Matsuyama Castle 伊予松山城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://iyokannet.jp/english/spot/index.html
First built in 1603
Current configuration from 1820
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location
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7 - Kochi Castle 高知城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://www.pref.kochi.lg.jp/english/tourism-castle.html
First built in 1601
Current configuration from 1601
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location
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8 - Marugame Castle 丸亀城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://www.pref.kochi.lg.jp/english/tourism-castle.html
First built in 1597
Current configuration from 1670
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location
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9 - Maruoka Castle 丸岡城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://www.maruoka-kanko.org/ (Japanese only)
First built in 1576
Current configuration from 1576
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location
Image
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10 - Matsue Castle 松江城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://www.kankou-shimane.com/en/?p=649
First built in 1607
Current configuration from 1607
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location
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11 - Matsumoto Castle 松本城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://www.matsumoto-castle.jp/lang/
First built in 1504
Current configuration from 1590
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location
Image
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12 - Uwajima Castle 宇和島城
Official Castle Tourism Website: http://www.uwajima.org/spot/index7.html (Japanese only)
First built in 1596
Current configuration from 1671
- Information from JCastle, Wikipedia
- Google Map Location

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