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  1. Kakuto Castle

    Castle Kakuto Castle

    Kakuto Castle (加久藤城 Kakuto-jō) was a hilltop-type castle located in modern-day Ebino-shi, Miyazaki Prefecture, an important junction in southern Kyūshū that connected routes between Kagoshima, Kumamoto and Miyazaki. The first castle in situ was built by the local Kitahara clan (北原氏) in the...
  2. Kajiki Castle

    Castle Kajiki Castle

    Kajiki Castle (加治木城 Kajiki-jō) was a mountain castle in former Ōsumi Province (modern-day eastern Kagoshima Prefecture) which had been used from the Nanboku-chō Period (1336-1392) to the Sengoku Period. It is located on a plateau which pushes out southwest towards the Kajiki Plain (加治木の平), the...
  3. Tanaka 1587: Japan’s Greatest Unknown Samurai Battle

    History Tanaka 1587: Japan’s Greatest Unknown Samurai Battle

    In 1587 the 1,000-strong garrison of tiny Tanaka Castle in Higo Province (modern Kumamoto Prefecture) on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, held out for 100 days against an army ten times their size sent by the great general Toyotomi Hideyoshi. When the castle fell, it was burned to the ground...
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    JR Kyushu Route Map 2019-07-19

    This map shows all JR Kyushu train stations (PDF). More information on time tables here: https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/time_table/time_table.html
  5. Kumamoto Castle

    Kumamoto Castle

    Kumamoto Castle before the earthquake in April 2016
  6. Kumamoto Castle

    Kumamoto Castle

    Kumamoto Castle before the earthquake in April 2016
  7. Kumamoto Castle

    Kumamoto Castle

    Kumamoto Castle before the earthquake in April 2016
  8. Kumamoto Castle

    Kumamoto Castle

    Kumamoto Castle before the earthquake in April 2016
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    Travel News Kumamoto Castle to reopen in 2021

    In April 2016, Kumamoto Castle, one of the most-visited castles in Kyushu, was severely damaged in an earthquake. In 2018, on top of the earthquake damage the Drum Tower collapsed after heavy rainfall. Nevertheless, the exterior work on the castle is expected to be finished in 2019; the interior...
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    Books covering Meiji history of Kyushu?

    I've had nothing but good replies on this forum so far, so figured I'd come to youse again with another question. :) Could anyone recommend some books (in English) that deal with the history of Kyushu over the course of the Meiji period? I'm particularly interested in it's history around the...
  11. Kyushu Travel Guide

    Travel Kyushu Travel Guide

    Kyushu (九州 Kyūshū, lit. “Nine Provinces”) comprises the following prefectures: Fukuoka (福岡県 Fukuoka-ken) Saga (佐賀県 Saga-ken) Kumamoto (熊本県 Kumamoto-ken) Nagasaki (長崎県 Nagasaki-ken) Oita (大分県 Ōita-ken) Kagoshima (鹿児島県 Kagoshima-ken) Miyazaki (宮崎県 Miyazaki-ken) Okinawa (沖縄県 Okinawa-ken) Kyūshū...
  12. Mt. Aso Blizzard Busride

    Mt. Aso Blizzard Busride

  13. Fukuoka Yahoo Dome

    Fukuoka Yahoo Dome

  14. Nagasaki Station

    Nagasaki Station

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