Japanese castle photo contest.03

Let's take a picture of the castle


Takashima Castle

Result announcement

The 2nd “japan travel samurai” Photo Contest will be selected from among 962 valid entries.
Judge Tatsufumi Yoshida selected the following three works as the outstanding works.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many people who applied.
We will announce the excellent works here.

Naegi Castle
Naegi Castle
(Judge review)
As the saying goes, ``Kasumigajo's nickname is not just for show'', it is a fantastic work, and it is a wonderful and wonderful photo.
Himeji castle
Himeji castle
(Judge review)
It's a beautiful and powerful work that makes you feel like you're being sucked into the ripples. This is a cool and nice photo.
Sekijuku Castle
Sekijuku Castle
(Judge review)
It is a work that warms your heart as various fireworks surround Sekijuku Castle. This is a beautiful and wonderful photo.

This event has ended

Contest overview

We are looking for photos of the castle that you have taken.
An individual may apply multiple times.
Please note that photos posted within the application period will be eligible.


Excellent work award × 3 people
QUO card or JTB travel gift worth 10,000 yen
Posting photos on the castle page
QUO card

(About QUO Card) This is a nationwide gift card (gift certificate) that can be used at approximately 60,000 stores nationwide.
We will turn your photo into a contest entry and present you with a special card just for you.

(About JTB Travel Gifts) Available at each JTB Group store nationwide and on the JTB website.
This is a card-type travel voucher that can be used to pay for your purchases.
We will turn your photo into a contest entry and present you with a special card just for you.

About the exhibition of excellent works

This time, we will hold an exhibition of excellent works at our supporting company, bluebird Co., Ltd.
Period: December 15, 2023 (Friday) - January 19, 2024 (Friday)

bluebird Co., Ltd.
1-17-1 Wakaba-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
Exhibition hours: 13:00-17:00 (irregular holidays)
*Closed during the year-end and New Year holidays (12/29-1/3)

exhibitionbluebird Co., Ltd.

Application method

① Follow “japan travel samurai” official X (old Twitter) or official Instagram
Click here for japan travel samurai Official X (formerly Twitter)
Click here for the official Instagram of japan travel samurai
② Post a photo with the application hashtag “#japan travel samurai Photocon”
Post in “#japan travel samurai Photocon” (X)
*For Instagram, please log in and post with "#japan travel samurai Photocon"

Application period


About application


Tatsufumi Yoshida
Tatsufumi Yoshida (Representative of PhotoCurrent66 LLC)
Born in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture. After working at a photo studio in Tokyo, he became independent in 2014.
In September 2016, the corporation ``PhotoCurrent66 LLC'' was established.
Currently active mainly in portrait photography for corporate brochures and websites.
In recent years, in addition to shooting for VOGUE FASHION'S NIGHT and Tokyo Girls Collection, he has been selected as the main still cameraman for the regular program "Ogiyahagi no Hapican".
He also actively engages in store photography, wedding photography, and product photography.

Jury works

Karatsu Castle

Title: "Karatsu Castle"

japan travel samurai
Project: japan travel samurai
Sponsored by bluebird Co., Ltd.