Most viewed - Azuchi Castle 安土城跡
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Azuchi Castle tower replica at House of Nobunaga. Very ornate and beautiful. both outside and inside.537 views
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Azuchi Castle construction415 views
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View from atop Mt. Azuchi.300 views
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Oda Nobunaga actually started living in Azuchi Castle's main tower or donjon. Normally, the castle lord resided in a separate palace.286 views
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Azuchi Castle replica240 views
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This Azuchi Castle tower replica was displayed in the Japan Pavilion at the Seville Expo '92 in Spain before it was moved here.235 views
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The unique hexagonal base of the upper section of the Azuchi Castle donjon.235 views
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Azuchi Castle in snow213 viewsThe castle was made as a snow sculpture at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Feb. 2000.
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Also in Azuchi is this museum called the House of Nobunaga (Nobunaga no Yakata) which displays a life-size replica of the top part of Azuchi Castle. MAP208 views
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Built in 1579 by Oda Nobunaga, Azuchi Castle was unique for its octagonal castle tower. It was attacked and destroyed only 3 years later. The castle is on a hill in Azuchi, Omi-Hachiman, Shiga Prefecture. MAP159 viewsAzuchi Castle marker.
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Poster for the movie "Katen no Shiro" (火天の城) released in Japan on Sept. 12, 2009. It is about the building of Azuchi Castle. Movie review here128 views
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Nishi no Ko lake127 views
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Mt. Azuchi126 views
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Main stairs of Otemichi path122 views
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A lot of impressive stone work remains of Azuchi Castle.117 views
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Foot of Mt. Azuchi113 views
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To Mt. Azuchi where Azuchi Castle once stood in Omi-Hachiman. If you don't have a car, rent a bicycle at Azuchi Station (or ride a taxi). The castle site is not very far from Azuchi Station by bicycle.103 views
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Site of Hashiba Hideyoshi's quarters at Azuchi Castle.98 views
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Nishi no Ko lake91 views
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Steps to castle tower foundation83 views
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Azuchi Castle tower foundation stones still remain.83 views
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Castle tower foundation81 views
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Stone buddha80 views
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Site of Hashiba Hideyoshi's quarters.79 views
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Castle tower foundation73 views
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Castle tower foundation70 views
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