20 Top-Most Castles and Temples of Japan

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Castles and temples of Japan are very different from their European “cousins.” They fully embody the culture of the country and show the harmony between human and nature.

Build these magnificent buildings made of natural materials – stone and wood. Total to date, more than 50 preserved Japanese castles, many – in its original form.

20 Top-Most Castles and Temples of Japan:

20 Top-Most Castles and Temples of Japan

Odawara. Odawara Castle. Was built in 1418; renovated in 1960. (Agustin Rafael Reyes)

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Rambalac

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Osaka. Osaka Castle. Was founded in 1585. (Pelican)

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Nico

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Himeji. Himeji Castle. Was founded in 1333. (Bernard Gagnon)

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Sam Gao

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Kyoto. Nijo Castle. Was built in 1603. The castle consists of many buildings, including the palace Ninomaru, Southeast tower, the northern and eastern gates, gardens. (Morten Legarth)

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South-East Tower. (Morten Legarth)

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Ninomaru Palace. (LASZLO ILYES)

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Aizuwakamatsu. Aizuwakamatsu Castle. Was founded in 1384. (か が み ~)

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yisris

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Tokyo. Senso-ji Temple. Was founded in the year 628. (Antonio Tajuelo)

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Antonio Tajuelo

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Tokyo. Kinkaku-ji Temple. Was founded in 1397. (Themonnie)

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ajari

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Inuyama. Inuyama Castle. Was built in 1537; renovated in 1965. (Yamaguchi Yoshiaki)

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Odyssey

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Tokyo. Tokyo Imperial Palace. (Yasa_)

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