While not one of the largest castles you will find in Japan, it is acknowledged as having the oldest existing donjon, built ... More
While not one of the largest castles you will find in Japan, it is acknowledged as having the oldest existing donjon, built more that 450 years ago. It has also been designated a National Treasure. Erected on a small hill overlooking the Kiso River, it offers a panoramic view of Nobi Plain with Mt. Kiso Ontake and Mt. Ena visible in the distance. Unlike many other castles, Nagoya Castle included, which have been either restored or completely rebuilt, this is one place where you can see some of the real Japan of yore.
Unlike most of the other castles in Nagoya this one still got the wood thing going on. Everything about it is very authentic. You feel like you're in a huge tree house. I highly recommend visiting this castle!
This isnt a museam like osaka castle or nagoya castle, its a castle in its formal glory and how an original castle should be. If you are interested in seeing a beautiful castle this is a must. There is also quite a few other attractions to see in inuyama as well, like the meiji mura (village), and monkey world as well, as well as a couple of shinto shrines and a beautiful buddish temple
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country. It actually housed also Portuguese and Chinese traders and was a vital porthole through which culture, money, goods, ...
Nagasaki's China Town is not big, but it is certainly sufficient given its size compared to that of the city.
It consists of a pair of crisscrossing streets with north, south, east and west gates. Within is everything you ...
This huge Bodhisattva statue was built in 1976 as a monument to victims of war in general. The 18 meter
tall statue sits on the back of turtle! Rather, a temple designed to look like one. Inside the statue, ...
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