Source: hisa (@hisa0808) - image reproduced with permission Japanese photographer captures ethereal image of “the castle in the clouds” at night 2021-02-05 Fri 2021-02-05 Fri Did you know that there are several castles in Japan known as "castles in the sky"? When the weather conditions are just right, a sea of clouds appears, making the castle look as if it was built on top of the clouds, creating a fantastic vista. One of these "Castles in the Sky" is Echizen Ōno Castle 越前大野城 in Ōno City, Fukui Prefecture. Talented Japanese photographer Hisa (@Hisa0808), whose beautiful photos we have featured many times on grape Japan, captured a truly exceptional photo of Echizen Ōno Castle. Please take a look at the ethereal sight of Echizen Ōno Castle floating above a sea of clouds at night. 『天空の城 大野城』日本代表クラスの絶景。 pic.twitter.com/wEuD7NPIs8— Hisa (@Hisa0808) February 3, 2021 "The 'Castle in the Sky' is one of the most beautiful places in Japan." Reproduced with permission from Hisa (@Hisa0808) Reproduced with permission from Hisa (@Hisa0808) The spots of color visible under the clouds aren't from the castle, but from the city lights beneath the clouds. Many Twitter users reacted to this gorgeous sight: "It's fantastic. It's incredibly beautiful." "This is the first time I've seen it lit up like that from under the clouds. It's a spectacular sight." "The sea of clouds can only be seen here for about 10 days a year, I believe. It's really amazing that you can capture such beauty!" These "Castles in the Sky" are rarely seen, and a view at night with light patterns like this even more rarely. We can only imagine the sense of wonder Hisa must have felt when he was there. Hisa continues to post his wonderful photos on Twitter and Instagram. If you're interested, why don't you take a peek? Twitter Instagram By - grape Japan editorial staff. Tags: Castle / Echizen Ono Castle / Japanese photographer grape Japan Art Japanese photographer captures ethereal image of “the castle in the clouds” at night Related Article These photos from Kyoto’s ‘Temple of Wind Chimes’ captures the magic of Japan’s summer Japan Travel: Hirosaki Clan and Best times to visit Hirosaki Castle These impressive photos of the Olympic Torch look like CG imagery or a scene from an anime Japanese photog’s stunning fall forest village shots have Twitter users doubting it’s in Japan Re:Construction is a dazzling exhibition by photographer Ryosuke Misawa Photograph captures mysterious pillars of light in the night sky. What do they mean?