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The Best Castles in Chugoku

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Castles in Chugoku

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    Matsue Castle , Matsue
    4.4
    Known for its iconic dark exterior, Matsue Castle represents one of only a dozen medieval castles remaining in the country. The castle's key
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    Hiroshima Castle , Hiroshima
    3.6
    When the original 16th-century structure crumbled in 1945, Hiroshima Castle was erected in its place as a historically accurate replica. The
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    Okayama Castle , Okayama
    3.5
    Admire the striking black facade of Okayama Castle, also known as “Crow Castle.” Built in 1597, the castle’s main tower was destroyed in the
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    4.4
    Look through the mists of time at Bitchu Matsuyama Castle. Perched high on a steep mountain, this is the oldest and highest surviving castle
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    Iwakuni Castle , Iwakuni
    3.6
    Connected to the world via ropeway, Iwakuni Castle has a natural defense advantage. Feudal Lord Kikkawa Hiroie built it in 1608, but the cast
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