Kokura Castle in Kitakyushu, Japan was built by Hosokawa Tadaoki in 1602. It was the property of the Ogasawara clan between 1632 and 1860. The castle was burnt down in 1866 in the war between the Kokura and Chōshū clans. Wikipedia
Japan. Bear taking itself for a ride.
The Grand Kumamoto Castle, Japan | Flickr
Itsukushima Shrine lanterns : Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan
Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima, Japan**. Wonder if this is a memorial shrine for those who died from atomic bomb?
The shrine gate - Miyajima Island - Hiroshima, Japan
Aerial view of The Kumamoto Castle, Kyushu
Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto, Japan
Cherry Blossoms and Pagoda in Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima, Japan
Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima, Japan