The three main types of Japanese castles are mountaintop (yamajiro),
flatland-mountain (hirayamajiro), flatland (hirajiro). As you can easily
tell, the castle types are named according to their location. That is
because a castle's location is most important for defensive reasons. Though
each place has its good points, there are also downfalls to each location.
In this tour, you can find more information about the castle of your choice
by clicking on the type of castle it is: