Japan's Top 100 Castles


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Gathering together the castles that make up this famous list, the Japan's Top 100 Castles, or Hyakumeijo, by the Japanese Castle Foundation.

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We still don't know who constructed Nakijin, though the excavations show that it was started in the 13th century. The fact that it took over a hundred years to complete meant that the generation who started it did not see it finished, but it was of such monumental importance that the next generations took over the construction as their life work.
A castle that has kept much of its original shape and components, Matsuyama Castle still reigns among the most impressive of Japan's castles.
Kanazawa Castle and Castle Gardens are a gem in the city's sights. Although the original buildings may no longer exist, their reproductions are just as impressive.
Iwamura, the ancient castle town located in the countryside of Ena District, is one of the finest representations of Japan’s extensive and fascinating history.
Take a trip back in time as you explore the artifacts at Fukuyama Castle and its surrounding ruins.