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Famous Castles
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A List of Japanese Castles. Every famous castle from Japan has been included. Originally made of earth and wood, later castles were built of stone, so many still survive today. Spanning a period of 900 years during the middle ages, castles come in many styles of architecture and design. Despite their differences though, they all have one feature in common-- they are fortified. Castles are defensive structures specifically built to withstand attack in the medieval world. Technologies such as arrowslits, murder-holes, and moats further improved their capabilities. Castles finally fell out of favor with the advent of gun powder, as offensive technologies, such as canons, rendered castles largely obsolete.

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Aizuwakamatsu Castle

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Akashi Castle

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Aku Castle

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Aoba Castle

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Aya Castle

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Azuchi Castle

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Bitchu Matsuyama Castle

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Chihaya Castle

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Echizen Uno Castle

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Echizen-FuchU Castle

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Edo Castle Tokyo , Japan

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Fukuchiyama Castle

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Fukui Castle

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Fukui Castle

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Fukuoka Castle

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Fukushima Castle

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Fukuyama Castle

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Funai Castle

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Fushimi Castle

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Gassantoda Castle

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Gifu Castle Gifu

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Guju Hachiman Castle

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Hachigata Castle

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Hachinohe Castle

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Hachiuji Castle

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Hadano Castle Japan

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Hagi Castle

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Hakumai Castle

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Hamamatsu Castle

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Hara Castle

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Hataya Castle

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Hiji Castle

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Hikone Castle

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Himeji Castle Japan , Himeji

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Hinoe Castle

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Hirado Castle

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Hirosaki Castle

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Hiroshima Castle

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Hoshizaki Castle

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Ichjodani Castle

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Iga Ueno Castle

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Imabari Castle

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Ina Castle

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Inuyama Castle

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Itami Castle

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Iwabitsu Castle

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Iwakuni Castle

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Iwamura Castle

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Iwasaki Castle

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Iwayadu Castle