Travel and Leisure magazine recently published my picture of Nagoya Castle’s keep in an article about most visited castles in the world.
According to Chris Glenn, the Nagoya Castle for over 350 years, was the biggest, the best designed, the most gorgeous and well preserved of all the castles in Japan, it had been designated a National Treasure before the WW II. Unfortunately, just months before Japan’s capitulation, American aerial fire bombing reduced the castle, it’s turrets, gates, walls to ashes. The main keep was reconstructed in concrete in 1959 but it is only a part of the original castle complex. Currently there are talks about rebuilding the complex using the detailed blueprints as well as the photographs of the castle which survived the war.
Click here to see the original Travel and Leisure article about the World’s most visited castles.