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    Here are some pics of Japanese castles:

    Himeji castle, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture (west of Osaka):







    Next is Kitsuki castle, on Kyushu island:




    Iga castle, Ueno-shi, Mie Prefecture (east of Osaka). Famous as one of the two traditional ninja areas:




    Kawahara castle, Tottori Prefecture (north-west of Osaka; on the north coast of Japan)








    Couple more later.
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    Hiroshima castle, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture (near the western end of the main island, Honshu):




    Nakatsu castle, Oita Prefecture (on Kyushu Island):









    I am sure I have one of Osaka castle floating around & will post it when I locate it.

    Those of you interested can check this link for some castles in the middle of Japan (Kansai area): http://kto.co.jp/new/modules/booklis...cat.php?cid=48

    If I get to Kumamoto & the weather is good, I will take some pics of Kumamoto castle later this week.
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    Awesome, devichat. Thanks for the pics!
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    Thanks Devichat.

    Do you live in Japan or just visiting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matrixman
    Thanks Devichat.

    Do you live in Japan or just visiting?
    I'll be here (in Japan) until next March.

    Thanks to you guys for the comments.
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    Hope you enjoy the rest of your visit.

    Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.

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    Awesome! Thanks!!

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    Thanks devichat.

    Of the castles you've seen, which is the most impressive? Which is most pleasing to the eye? From your pictures, Nakatsu strikes me as most pleasing, I think due to its placement with the surrounding terrain (small hill or hillside?).
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    I agree Gregoshi - Nakatsu looks the most impressive from the pics.

    Just wondering devichat, when you go to visit these castles do they have weaponry on display?

    Cos.....you guessed it....it'd be cool to see some pics!

    Fancy a career in photography to keep us Shogun fans happy???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregoshi
    Thanks devichat.

    Of the castles you've seen, which is the most impressive? Which is most pleasing to the eye? From your pictures, Nakatsu strikes me as most pleasing, I think due to its placement with the surrounding terrain (small hill or hillside?).
    I love the placement of Kawahara castle - the view from up there is magnificent!!

    Nakatsu castle is next to a big river, but the land is not particularly sloping on the other sides.

    They say Osaka and Himeji castles are among the top 3 to visit in Japan (can't remember the 3rd one).

    And, Matrixman, yes I have pics of some swords and other weapons, but most are bad because of the reflection from the glass cases.

    I'll see what's presentable & put them up.
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    Hey devichat, I'll look forward to seeing those weapon pics when you have time to post them.

    Thanks for taking the trouble to do it.
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    great pics
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    devichat, you picked a good camera angle for the first picture of Nakatsu castle as it looks like it is hanging on the edge of a drop off (ignore the road there...). That makes it look pretty cool.
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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Have run into a problem - my AC adapter for the laptop died & I have to find out if I can buy it & get it shipped here. After that I have to get my thesis done by Christmas.

    I will try to post if I get the time before then, but I am not promising.
    As Deng Xiaoping said: 'Black cat, white cat. It doesn't matter. All that matters is that it catches mice.'

    The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues.
    --Marcus Aureleus (121-180) Roman emperor (161-180)

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