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自由文If you have any interest in Nagoya castle, Nagoya, Japan, or wanted to guide your friends in English, please visit my site. You will find out its history, structures, events, and nature in the castle and surrounding area.
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  • Temple Tour in Higashi Ward, Nagoya
  • I joined a walking tour to visit temples in Higashi ward, Nagoya. This area used to be called a temple town because many temples s
    tand together here since early 17th century. In 1610, lord of Owari (old name of Nagoya) decided to built a castle town in Nagoya
    and many temples in nearby area were... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Izumo Grand Shrine in Shimane Prefecture
  • Izumo Grand Shrine is designed as a national treasure. I’ve been wanting to come here for along time. The shrine is great place to visit. It is believed that the gods gather at Izumo Grand Shrine in October. Japanese call October kannazuki, the month without god, but people of Izumo province call October kamiarizuki, the... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Matsue Castle in Shimane Prefecture
  • Matsue castle is one of 12 remaining original castles in Japan. The wooden structure built in 1611 is mostly original. Protective
    talismans These talismans are believed to be used for the ceremony when the construction of the castle was completed but their whe
    reabouts hadbeen lost. They were discovered in 2012 and the date written on... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Gassan Toda Castle Ruins in Shimane Prefecture
  • Gassan Toda Castle Ruins is one of Japan’s 100famous castle and ruins. The castle was built in the 12th century and was once called the impregnable fortress for its strategic location preventing enemies from invasion. I walked upthese steps and I wasout of breath! This picture shows whatthe castlelooked like. Theview from the top of... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya
  • Atsuta shrine is considered one of Japan’s most prestigious shrines, second only to Ise Shrine. The divine sword Kusanagi, one of the Three Secred Treasures of Japan, is enshrined here. Nobunaga-bei Wall Nobunaga came here to pray for victory before the Battle of Okehazama. Donated by Nobunaga to show his gratitude for his victory... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Mino City Tour in October 2018
  • I went to the Mino city in Gifu prefecture on the day of the tyhoon No.26 was passing through the northern part of Japan. Heavy rain andgusty wind won’t stop me! I arrived at Mino City Station after over 2 hours train from Nagoya station. Mino-washi Akari Exhibition held today. It supporsed to be hundreds... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Ogaki Castle in Gifu Prefecture
  • I visited to Ogaki castle today. The castle was designated a national treasure in 1936 but later burned down by air raid in 1945.
    The present castle tower was reconstructed in 1959. City of Ogaki isalso called City of Water. Water tunnels run through the city
    and the castle was surrounded by water filled moat.... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Gifu Castle in Gifu Prefecture
  • Ivisited to Gifu castle today. You can see survived old stone walls on the way to the top. Cross Ditch or Kiridoshi Cross ditches
    were dug through the One Pass to prevent rival forces from entering the castle grounds. As it is commonly seen in middle age hillt
    op castles, wooden bridges were constructed to connect... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Monkey Painting on the Bathroom Door
  • At the end of the corridor in Shogun’s Accommodation area, you will notice the painting of the monkey. Two monkeys try to catch moon which reflect water surface by holding hand in hand link together in a line. This theme was very popular in medieval Japan. The painting teaches you not to try impossible mission.... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Bamboo is Drunk?
  • Look at these bamboos. Last time I saw it about a month ago, they were little. Now they are grown so high! Bamboo is the fastest g
    rowing plant on earth. But did you know that at around late June or on May 13th of the lunar calendar is called Chikusui-jitsu lit
    erally means “the day bamboo... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Main Palace … Shogun Accommodation Hall
  • After the Reception Hall, you will be entered into the Shogun Accommodation Hall. As the name suggested, this part of the building
    was for the shogun. It was constructed in 1634 which was 19 years later than the other parts of the building. Only about two deca
    des, but you can instantly recognize the difference. The... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Matsumoto Castle in Nagano Prefecture
  • Matsumoto Castle was built around 1593-1594. The castle was designated as a national treasure and one of only 12 survived original
    main castle towers in Japan! The castle area was set out within its three surrounding moats. The Honmaru and the Ninomaru palaces
    were constructed within the inner compound and the Sannomaru area was constructed... Read More [続きを読む]
  • The Biggest Pottery/Ceramic Fair in Japan
  • “Yakimono World” is the biggest pottery/ceramic fair in Japan and this year marks its 12th anniversary and is held in Nagoya Castle during 19-27 May 2018! It is an annual event and has more than 100 booths in which not only ceramic wares but also other table wares such as glass and plastic products and... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Odani Castle Ruined in Shiga Prefecture
  • It is counted among Japan’s Five Greatest Mountain Castles, along with Kasugayama, Nanao, Kannonji and Gassantoda Castle. Odani castle was built on the mountain and used in time of war. There is no building left but only some stone walls, stone foundation and enclosures. A stunnig view from the top. You can climb on your... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Nagahama Castle in Shiga Prefecture
  • Nagahama castle was built around 1577 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi after the defeat of Azai clan in 1573 at the battle of Anegawa and Oda
    ni. Hideyoshi gained the domain of Azai clan then he built Nagahama castle for aiming to control over water transportation on Lake
    Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. The top observation deck... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Tokugenji Temple in Nagoya
  • Tokugenji temple is located in eastern part of Nagoya. Religion: Buddhism, Rinzai sect, Myoushinji school Established: 1592 You ca
    n experience Zen meditation with unsui (monks undergoing zen traning). It is open to the public so you can try if you are interest
    ed. But I warn you this is a serious training!! The training includes four... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Rice wine festival in 2018
  • Rice wine festival held at Nagoya Castle once again! You can taste varieties of rice wine and you will discover how each variety h
    ave its own unique flavor and aroma. If you find one you like, you can purchase them at the spot. Buy some coins beforehand, you c
    an buy rice wine only by these... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Cherry Blossom in 2018
  • Spring has come! Cherry flowers are now in full bloom. Over 10 different varieties of 1,000+ cherry trees are grown in the ground
    of the Nagoya castle. Somei Yoshino They are the most common variety of Sakura. Pale pink color flowers opens before leaves. Shid
    arezakura or Weeping Cherry The branches dropped down. [続きを読む]
  • Kakegawa and Sumpu Castle in Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Kakegawa castle I visited to Kakegawa castle in Shizuoka which takes about two and half drive from Nagoya. The castle was built ab
    out 500 years ago by Yoshitada Imagawa then changed the hands to Tokugawa, Yamauchi, Matsudaira etc. then Ota family. The castle t
    ower and palace were both destroyed in the big earthquake of 1854.... Read More [続きを読む]