Main tower of Hirosaki Castle in background with temporary frame, where the tower will be moved to, in the foreground
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Japan's moving castle - in 40 secs

Japanese engineers have begun moving a 400-year-old castle tower in north-eastern Japan to a nearby site.

The tower, part of Hirosaki Castle, which was built in 1611, is being moved so that repairs can be carried out on the stone base of the tower.

Timelapse footage shows the tower at the start of its journey.

  • 04 Sep 2015
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