Tag: Castle

Japan, Okinawa, Travel

Shuri Castle site – Okinawa, Japan

Shurijo site is 1 of a 9 parts UNESCO site (Gusuku) in Okinawa. A rather unusual arrangement really, these 9 sites are scattered all over the prefecture and isn’t all next to each other. The other 8 are: Tamaudun 玉陵 – Naha 那覇市 Sonohyan-utaki Ishimon 園比屋武御嶽石門 – Naha 那覇市 Shikinaen 識名園 – […]

Chubu, Honshu, Travel

Crow castle. Matsumoto, Japan

Stark with moat and a red bridge. This is the Matsumoto-jo, also known as the crow castle. Coincidently, tons of big (fat) crows can be spotted in the vicinity. The dark colour comes from a combination of wood and stone. Matsumoto castle is an original keep from 1500s! It is only damaged by earthquake […]