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The Black Castle of Matsue

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22. January. 2018

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Matsue Castle found in the north of Shimane’s prefectural capital is a large wooden medieval castle that is one of just 12 original castles left standing in Japan. Nicknamed the black castle for its black painted wooden panels, the 400-year-old six-storey structure is impressive both inside and out offering fascinating history, beautiful architecture, and unmissable panoramic views from the top floor.

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