Japan Castles Map

Japan Castles Map 城

Navigate to one of Japan's many historic castles, castle parks and castle ruins.

During the 16th and 17th centuries there were scores of fortresses and castles throughout Japan, though many were destroyed at the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868-1912) and again in World War II, many Japanese castles have been rebuilt and restored.

Castle towns attracted merchants and craftsmen to serve the feudal lord and his samurai. Japanese castle towns therefore often have other important historical buildings as well as temples and shrines to visit.

Osaka Castle, Osaka Castle Park.
Osaka Castle seen against a dramatic sunset

Japanese Castles listed include Himeji Castle, Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Nagoya Castle, Osaka Castle, Edo Castle in Tokyo, Kumamoto Castle, Kokura Castle, Matsumoto Castle, Hiroshima Castle, Hirado Castle, Karatsu Castle, Okazaki Castle, Hagi Castle and many more.

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