Japan, there are many different castles. We have chosen a few
castles that are very fun to learn about.
one of the oldest castles in Japan. It was constructed in 1340 and is still standing.
Maruoka castle is another very old castle. It was built in 1576.
Maruoka has one of the oldest donjons in Japan. Donjons are large
towers in the middle of the castle, which were later used as a keep to
protect the castle. A keep is a tower in which soldiers stand and
shoot approaching attackers.
The Iga Ueno
castle is a particularly interesting castle. It was constructed in
1611. What makes this castle interesting is that the stone wall on
the western flank was made for defense against attacks from the people
castle is a very interesting castle as well. The date of its
construction is not certain. What we do know is that the castle
was finished in the early 17th century. The castle's grounds were
finished in 1622.