Japan is famous for its many castles. It is said that there were once over five thousand castles throughout Japan. Today, the one hundred or so that remain attract tourists from around the world. Some of the castles are still in their original form, but many have been partly or completely restored after damage from wars. The most famous Japanese castle is Himeji Castle, located in Hyogo. You can also visit Osaka Castle, Kyoto’s Nijo Castle, and Nagano’s Matsumoto Castle. Visit a castle during your stay and get a taste of Japanese history.