Shiroishi Castle is a pleasant day out all year round, whether in the rich red of Autumn or cloaked in the hushed snow of winter. A modern rebuild completed with traditional methods (and absolutely no concrete), in October, the Oni Kajuro Festival reenactment brings the long-peaceful castle to life.
Samurai battle to-and-fro across the grounds, traditional Kyudo archers fill the air, arquebuse deafen audiences and ninjas backflip gratuitously.
It's very enjoyable for young and old, Japanese and foreign alike.
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