One of Japan's few remaining original castles built before the Edo period, and equally unusually, until recently it was still privately owned by the original feudal family.
Unfortunately I'm going to have to take a little break from posting - I've done my back in! There's no way I can sit at the computer right now (I'm typing this in bed on my wife's laptop). Hopefully I'll be feeling better before too long.
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!