Japanese Castles to Cities. Social 8/9. Reconstructed castle with nearby samurai district. Matsumoto Castle. Hiroshima Castle- reconstruction. Matsuyama Castle. Matsue Castle. Hikone Castle. Ueno Castle – feudal (reconstruction). Himeji Castle. Osaka Castle. Matsumoto- a plains castle.
Hiroshima Castle- reconstruction
Ueno Castle – feudal (reconstruction)
Bitchu-Matsuyama Castle- mountain castle
When Oda Nobunaga reestablished a central authority over Japan about a century later, and his successor Toyotomi Hideyoshi completed the reunification of Japan, many larger castles were built across the country.
The main construction material for castle buildings used to be wood, as can be witnessed when visiting the interior of one of the surviving original castles.
Inside Meiji Castle
Castle tower of Kumamoto Castle
A guard tower of Hiroshima Castle
The foundation of the Edo Castle (home of Tokugawa), was burned in city wide fires in 1657 and was never rebuilt.Gates
Sakurada Gate of the former Edo Castle