Medieval castles in Japan


The site of Shinoridate (志苔館跡, Shinoridate ato) in Hakodate, is that once occupied by the Shinori Fort or Fortified Residence. This was the easternmost of the so-called 'Twelve Garrisons of Southern Hokkaido', built on the Oshima Peninsula by the Wajin from the fourteenth century. The site was designated a National Historic Site in 1934. The earthworks rise to a height of 4 to 4.5 metres on the no ...
Founded: 14th century | Location: Hakodate, Japan

Katsuyama Date

Katsuyama Date (勝山館, Katsuyama-Date) is the remains of a castle or fortified residence in Hiyama, Hokkaido, Japan. It is believed the castle was built by Takeda Nobuhiro in the 15th century. The castle is now only ruins, just some remnants of moats and earthen walls. Its ruins have been protected as a National Historic Site, since 1977. Guidance facility of the castle is on site.
Founded: 15th century | Location: Hiyama, Japan

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Redipuglia World War I Memorial

Redipuglia is the largest Italian Military Sacrarium. It rises up on the western front of the Monte Sei Busi, which, in the First World War was bitterly fought after because, although it was not very high, from its summit it allowed an ample range of access from the West to the first steps of the Karstic table area.

The monumental staircase on which the remains of one hundred thousand fallen soldiers are lined up and which has at its base the monolith of the Duke of Aosta, who was the commanding officer of the third Brigade, and gives an image of a military grouping in the field of a Great Unity with its Commanding Officer at the front. The mortal remains of 100,187 fallen soldiers lie here, 39,857 of them identified and 60,330 unknown.