Sometimes you just have to move your castle elsewhere. This is what happened to the 404-year-old Japanese Hirosaki Castle, which weighs nothing less than 400 tons. It was just lifted two feet in the air and moved 230 feet away for some restoration.
The plan was to repair the foundations of the building throughout six years of work, but the move became a really incredible looking show where a team used steel hydraulic jacks to lift the castle on the dolly that took it to its new location.
Here is the video of the impossible move:
See photos of the castle below:
Hirosaki Castle Japan
Here's how you move a 404-year-old Japanese castle
HIROSAKI, JAPAN - MAY 4: Hirosaki Castle is seen surrounding by cherry blossom in full bloom during The Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival at Hirosaki Park on May 4, 2005 in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Hirosaki Park is one of the major cherry blossom-viewing spots in Japan. There are approximately 2,600 trees in the park of all different types of cherry blossom. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
Japan, Tohoku Region, Aomori Prefecture, Hirosaki, View of Hirosaki castle at Hirosaki park (Photo by: JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images)
HIROSAKI, JAPAN - APRIL 20: A general view of illuminated Hirosaki Castle and cherry blossoms on April 20, 2007 Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan. (Photo by MIXA/Getty Images)
Japan, Tohoku Region, Aomori Prefecture, Hirosaki, Cherry blossoms at hirosaki castle. (Photo by: JTB/UIG via Getty Images) (Photo by: JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images)
Japan, Tohoku Region, Aomori Prefecture, Hirosaki, view of Hirosaki Castle, Hirosaki Park and cherry tree (Photo by: JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images)
[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] A Japanese castle covered in snow. Taken in Hirosaki northern Japan. This castle is 400 years old.
The cherry blossom trees have a frozen layer of snow covering the branches.
[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Built in 1611 in the style of Hirayama.