Japanese castles. Medieval, feudal castles in Japan. Pictures of original and reconstructed Japanese forts and castles belonged to Japanese samurais and landlords.
Japanese castle history
After unification of Japan in 16.th century (Nobunaga, Toyotomi), many larger castles were built across the Japan country. Unlike the earlier castles, they were built in the plains or on small hills in the plains, where they served as a region’s administrative and military headquarters and a symbol of authority. They became the centers of “castle towns”.
After the end of the feudal age (1868, Meiji reforms), many castles were destroyed as relics of the past, and even more were lost in WWII.
List of original Japanese castles and forts
Reconstructed Japanese castles