Winter Flight over Katsuyama Castle

Aerial view of Japan's tallest castle keep in snow

By Hiroshi Ohnuki    - 1 min read

On a rare sunny day in early February after days of snow, I visited Katsuyama Castle with my drone to capture its beauty standing in the midst of snow-covered rice fields. Katsuyama Castle in Fukui is the tallest reconstructed main keep in Japan (57.8m). However, the truth is this castle is really a museum-shaped castle, built by a successful local businessman in 1992. The original site where the castle once stood is located nearby. Fortunately, my drone was able to capture a gorgeous view of the castle standing in the endless rice fields covered with pure, untouched snow. You will see a beautiful sunset at the end. Notice some people waving their hands at my drone from an observation deck at the top of the castle!

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Hiroshi Ohnuki

Hiroshi Ohnuki @hiroshi.ohnuki

I'm a professional photographer and videographer based in Fukui Prefecture. I'm either taking still photography of merchandise at my studio or shooting photos/videos of landscape, people, etc, out in the field upon my clients' request. At the moment, my interest lies in the video shooting using mini drone, and I'd like to share with you here the aerial videos I shot in various places in my hometown Fukui. 私は福井で写真/ビデオスタジオを経営しています。普段はスタジオで各種商品のスチール写真を撮影、もしくは顧客の要望に応じて各地へ赴き、写真・ビデオ撮影を行っています。現在マルチコプターによる空撮に凝っており、私の故郷福井で撮影した各地の空撮映像をジャパン・トラベルの読者にお届けしたいと思います。

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Justin Velgus 5 years ago
Amazing! Well done!
Hiroshi Ohnuki Videographer 5 years ago
Thank you Justin-san!
Iain Stanley 5 years ago
Wow incredible views from the drone!!
Hiroshi Ohnuki Videographer 5 years ago
Thank you Mr. Lain!
Jessica A Paje 5 years ago
Just AMAZING, Hiroshi!! Yes! At 0:21 I saw them waving. \(*u*)/ Great job.
Hiroshi Ohnuki Videographer 5 years ago
Thank you Jessica-san!