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Kochi Castle

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 8 February 2008 in Architecture.

One of the oldest, original castles left in Japan. Unfortunately we couldn't go inside because we had to leave Kochi before the castle opening time for the next stage of our Shikoku trip!

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

What an amazing structure, good capture in lovely light too.

8 Feb 2008 10:25am

@Richard_Irwin: Thanks Richard!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Beautiful castle, very nicely captures by you :)

8 Feb 2008 11:57am

@Lorraine: Cheers Lorraine!

Wolfgang Prigge from Granby, QC, Canada

I don't know what you did to this one, the castle seems to radiate light from the inside out, very nice!

8 Feb 2008 2:05pm

@Wolfgang Prigge: Thanks Wolfgang.

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States


8 Feb 2008 2:54pm

@Craiger: Thanks Craiger!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I like the take because I love the style of architecture! It reminds me of the donjon at Odawara Castle or even more of the Atami Castle.A very beautiful take from a good angle, I have the feeling that the building is smiling!

8 Feb 2008 3:23pm

@Japanalia: Thank you Gabriela!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

Looks like a beautiful building. How old is it? And what is a Shikoku trip? (Forgive my ignorance.)

8 Feb 2008 5:10pm

@danthro: Thanks danthro. It was originally completed in 1611, but it was heavily reconstructed in 1748 after a big fire. Shikoku is one of the main Japanese islands, where Kochi city is located!

aggie from Singapore, Singapore

An elegant black and white structure.

8 Feb 2008 6:52pm

@aggie: Thanks aggie!

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Just a superb shot. I like the architecture

8 Feb 2008 9:57pm

@standley: Cheers standley!

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Beautiful architecture, and the foundations to it are amazing. A really super shot Daroru.

9 Feb 2008 1:22am

@MaryB: Thanks MaryB!

Daniel from Stranded in Kenmare, United States

looks like a fine old castle. The donjon is small, but lovely.

9 Feb 2008 4:39am

@Daniel: It is Daniel!

Jorge Ochoa from Gold Coast, Australia

Very nice! Japan is so full of history and heritage. I'd like to travel there and see all these.

9 Feb 2008 8:19am

@Jorge Ochoa: Thanks Jorge. There's so much to see here.

spunkt from Germany

A beautiful castle, really.
Good luck for your next visit (for getting in)!

10 Feb 2008 2:57pm

@spunkt: Cheers spunkt!