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Azuchi Castle

Japan, Azuchi, XVI century castle

Azuchi is one of the main castles of Nobunaga, one of the most prominent samurai in Japanese history. The tragic fate of the largest building of that time was glorified in the legends of the courage and courage of the samurai.

Aizu Wakamatsu Castle

Japan, Aizuwakamatsu, XIV century castle

One of the main centers of the north of the country was completely destroyed by order of the emperor in the XIX century. A copy of the original Aizu-Wakamatsu castle was built in 1965.

Gifu Castle

Japan, Gifu, XIII century castle

The powerful and impregnable fortress owes its name to the story of the samurai Takenaka Hanbey, who captured it alone. Today, the reconstructed castle is the main symbol of the city of Gifu.

Inuyama Castle

Japan, Inuyama, XV century castle

Inuyama Castle, located in the city of the same name, is considered one of the oldest in Japan. The main tower presents a collection of weapons, armor and other artifacts from the Samurai era.

Kentyo-ji temple

Japan, Kamakura, XIII century temple

The Kento-ji Temple ranks first among the Five Great Zen Temples, is the oldest Zen monastery in Japan, and a classic example of Japanese Zen Temples.

Kanazawa Castle

Japan, Kanazawa, XVI century castle

Kanazawa is a well-restored castle in the city of the same name in Ishikawa Prefecture, next to one of the most famous and beautiful gardens of Japan - Kenroku-en.

Nizo Castle

Japan, Kyoto, XVII century castle

Nizo is the former residence of the most influential Tokugawa clan. The castle complex of several luxurious palaces surrounded by ever-blooming gardens is the National Treasure of Japan.

Golden Pavilion in Kyoto (Kinkakuji)

Japan, Kyoto, XIV century temple

Having abandoned the throne, Yoshimitsu retired to the picturesque suburb of Kyoto to build the earthly embodiment of a Buddhist paradise - a temple made of pure gold.

Matsumoto Castle

Japan, Matsumoto, XVI century castle

One of the largest in Japan, Matsumoto Castle Fortress is a national treasure and pride of the country.

Osaka Castle

Japan, Osaka, XVI century castle

The largest and most impressive castle with an area of ​​one square kilometer, Osaka is one of the most famous in Japan, which played an important role in uniting the country.

Sensoji Temple

Japan, Tokyo, VIIth Temple

Sensoji is the oldest and most famous Buddhist temple in central Tokyo, attracting millions of tourists every year. Sensoji admirers believe in the miraculous healing power of the temple.

Himeji Castle

Japan, Himeji, XIV's Castle

The history of this castle, declared a treasure of Japan, is unusual. In the entire history of the Himeji caste, neither fires, nor earthquakes, nor wars could destroy this ancient castle.


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