The 13 must see castles in Japan
*The Meiji Restoration was an event that restored practical imperial rule to the Empire Of Japan. It began in 1868 AD under Emperor Meiji, with the then government declaring Samurai era castles archaic and unnecessary. From this date most of the original castles of Japan were scheduled to be dismantled. Because of this destruction of history, most of the countries castles are post-war restorations, with only twelve considered to be original.