Speaking of Japanese historical buildings, you would first imagine Japanese style castles. A large number of castles were built during the Sengoku period known as Age of Warring States and the Edo period that lasted for hundreds of years. Since almost all the remaining castles belonged to the former influential Daimyo feudal lords, most of the castles are designated as cultural heritages in Japan. Hyogo's Himeji Castle is also registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its historical value is globally confirmed. Here we explain all attractive castles one by one in details based on the historical background they have and other attractions nearby. You can enjoy abundant nature near some castles such as cherry-blossom viewing. We guarantee that you will be a Japanese history pundit after finish reading these articles.