Here's how you move a 404-year-old Japanese castle

Visit Himeji Castle in Japan
Visit Himeji Castle in Japan

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:

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