Castles


The Castles Section contains an extremely detailed page on Himeji, widely considered to be
Japan’s most beautiful castle (and one of only 12 in original condition), plus detailed pages on
the Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle and the Ninomaru Palace, Osaka Castle and Okayama Castle.

Select a page from the navigation bar above or the menu displayed below.

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Japan Collections page where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 21 Galleries in the Photoshelter Japan Collection
— Castles are in the following Gallery (Direct Link) —

Photoshelter Castles of Japan Collection

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Considered by many to be Japan’s most beautiful castle, and one of only twelve
that are in original condition. This is a detailed presentation on White Heron Castle.

Click to select the Himeji Castle page.

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Built on the grounds of Ieyasu Tokugawa’s Edo Castle, the Imperial Palace is the home of
Japan’s Imperial Family. It occupies some of the most expensive real estate in the world.

Click to select the Imperial Palace page.

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Built in the early 1600’s as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shoguns, Nijo Castle
contains the exquisite Ninomaru Palace and one of the Edo period’s most celebrated gardens.

Click to select the Nijo Castle page.

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Once Japan’s most powerful and imposing castle, Osaka Castle was the site of the final
battle of over 400,000 warriors that cemented the power of Ieyasu Tokugawa as Shogun.

Click to select the Osaka Castle page.

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Okayama Castle is one of two castles in Japan that are painted black. Once one
of the Edo period’s premiere castles, it was destroyed in WWII and was reconstructed.

Click to select the Okayama Castle page.

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Japan Collections page where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 21 Galleries in the Photoshelter Japan Collection
— Castles are in the following Gallery (Direct Link) —

Photoshelter Castles of Japan Collection

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