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Abhi Sen
7 hours ago
The Edo Castle, once the largest fortress, was transformed into the imperial residence Kōkyo after the shogunate fell and the emperor moved to Tokyo. The castle was significantly damaged by fires in 1873 and again during WWII air raids. The moats and stone walls visible around the palace grounds are remnants of the original castle. This location is a popular spot for tourists from all over the world. I captured this photo of the palace during a snowy twilight, when there were very few tourists around. They were struck by the rare beauty of the palace during the snowfall and found it especially captivating to see a lone woman enjoying the serene scene.
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Otaki Tourism Association
2 days ago
How do you do! This is the Otaki Tourist Association. Chiba Prefecture Isumi County Otaki Town is a town of about 8,000 people located in the middle of the The Boso peninsula Peninsula. About one and a half hours from Tokyo, the easily accessible Otaki Town is known for its natural beauty and rich history, which fascinates many visitors. In this First Post, we will deliver the charm of Otaki Town and recommended sightseeing spots, so please Enjoy it until the end. ==History of Chiba Prefecture Otaki Town== As a Otaki Castle Castle Town with one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Tokugawa "Honda Tadakatsu" as the castle owner, it flourished from the Sengoku period to the Edo period. Otaki Castle is known as the symbol of Otaki Town and captivates many history buffs and tourists. In the town, there are still faces of that time. ==Introduction to Chiba Prefecture Otaki Town Sightseeing Spots== ◇Otaki Castle It is a castle tower museum built in Showa 50, which has been selected as a "Chiba Prefecture Designated Historic Site" and "One of the 100 best castles in Japan". Documents that allow you to learn about the history of The Boso peninsula and the life of the Castle Town are on display. Currently, Otaki Castle is closed for facility renovation. ◇Otaki Castle Town Otaki Town is lined with old buildings that are also cultural properties. There are houses, shops and shrines where you can get a glimpse of life at that time, and it is a recommended Spot for history lovers. Take a stroll through the Castle Town, which retains strong faces of the Edo period, and feel the romance of a timeless journey. ◇Yoro Valley Valleys straddles Ichihara City, Kimitsu City, Kamogawa City in the southern part of Chiba Prefecture, and Isumi County Otaki Town, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the four seasons, especially the autumn leaves are Famous. Popular Spots nearby include Awamata Waterfall, Suigetsu Temple, Ruins of the Kobundo Tunnel, Mukoyama Kyoei Tunnel and Kannon Bridge. Please note that due to the flooding of the Yoro River by Typhoon No. 13 in 2023, it is currently Closed except for some parts. ◇Asawahara Highlands With about 20,000 hydrangeas in bloom, it is known as the best hydrangea spot in the Kanto region. Since it is located at an elevation of 340 meters, it blooms later than in the flatlands, and the best time to see it is best time to visit from late June to mid-July every year. ◇Isumi Railway It is a local railway with a total length of about 26.8 kilometers connecting Isumi City and Otaki Town, and you can enjoy seasonal flowers and rural scenery along the line. During the rape blossom season in early Spring, the entire area is dyed bright yellow with rape flowers, and it is popularly known as the "Rapeseed Blossom Train". ◇Roadside Station Takeyura no Sato Otaki Fresh local vegetables and specialty products are lined up, and it is also recommended as a souvenir of The Boso peninsula. At the Shokudo, you can taste shiitake mushrooms, Otaki Town's specialty bamboo shoots, and game dishes such as Wild boar meat. ==Local festival & Events in Chiba Prefecture Otaki Town== ◇Otaki Castle Festival Samurai parades and various events are held at the festivals held every autumn. It is a popular local festivals that will be held for the 50th time in 2024. ==Chiba Prefecture Otaki Town Specialty Products Gourmet == Otaki bamboo shoots, which boast one of the largest production volumes in the Tokyo metropolitan area, are white in color and are also called "white bamboo shoots" because of their High quality, which is very soft. Taste of food is small, so you can eat it without removing the bad smell. "Otaki bamboo shoots" are also popular as thank-you gifts for Furusato Nozei tax payment. ==Chiba Prefecture Otaki Town Tourist Information== Chiba Prefecture Otaki Town is a region rich in nature and deep history. Spending time away from everyday life in Otaki Town will be a memorable time. COOL JAPAN VIDEOS will provide Recommendations and Latest Information on Otaki Town, so thank you.
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Chiba City Tourism Association
4 days ago
Inohana Park It is a historical park located in the birthplace of Chiba, where Tsuneshige, the father of Chiba Tsuneshige, set up a residence in this area in 1126 (Daijigen). Although it is located in the center of Chiba City, it has a quiet and calm environment and is a place of relaxation for citizens and tourists. In Inohana Park, there is "Chiba Castle (Chiba City Local Museum / Free Admission)", which exhibits Documents on the history of the local area, including Mr. Chiba, who laid the foundation of the town of Chiba, as well as various special exhibitions related to Chiba. The view from the observation deck on the 5th floor is wonderful, overlooking the city and Chiba Port, and sometimes you can see Mt. Fuji. In the calm Japanese space "Inohanatei" with a view of Chiba Castle, there is a green Garden and serves the Specialties Inohana dumplings and sweets. There is also a tea room with a view of the garden, and it is a nostalgic tea shop that conveys traditional Japanese tea culture. You can enjoy the nature of the four seasons in Inohana Park, and especially in Spring, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, making it a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. At the Chiba Castle Sakura Festival, food stalls and Kitchen Car using local ingredients are lined up, and local cultural and performing arts live performances Gari live. The Limited Time festival of Chiba Castle illumination and the competition of cherry blossoms at night are reputed to Fascination people. ■ Access: ・From JR Chiba Station, take the Keisei Bus to "University Hospital" and get off at "Local Museums" ・10 minutes walk from Chiba Monorail Prefectural Office Station ・ 15 minutes walk from JR Honchiba Station ■Address: 1-6 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba City
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Abhi Sen
7 days ago
During my visit to western Japan last autumn, my final stop was Hiroshima. Despite its tragic history, the city serves as a powerful symbol of resilience, much like the phoenix rising from the ashes. The Hiroshima Castle, which was reconstructed after being destroyed in World War II, stands as a testament to this resilience. The castle grounds provide a peaceful retreat with a variety of trees and flowers, creating a beautiful and tranquil setting for visitors. Inside the castle tower, the museum offers a chance to explore the rich history of the Hiroshima castle town and provides breathtaking views of the city from the observation platform at the top.
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Matsumae Town, Hokkaido
Apr. 16, 2024
🌸 Reaching the cherry blossom front line in 🌸 Matsumae Town At the Matsumae Town Hall Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division, today, April 16, 2024 (Reiwa 6) At 11 a.m., we declared the blooming of Somei Yoshino, a standard tree that landed in Hokkaido on the cherry blossom front. This year, it bloomed 🌸 11 days earlier than the average year and 5 days later than last year In Matsumae Town, the "76th Matsumae Sakura Festival" will finally be held from this weekend! 10,000 cherry trees of 250 species bloom one after another in spring in Matsumae Town. Enjoy 🌸 the earliest spring in Hokkaido in Matsumae Town Event Information of the Sakura Festival can be found from the profile on this page. You can 👀 check it on the linked "Matsumae Town Official Tourism Site" ------------------------------------------ The names of the cherry blossom varieties listed this time are as follows. 1. Someiyoshino 2. Oyama Sakura (Oyamazakura) 3. Chishima Sakura 4. Pale red weeping 5. Arcolade 6. Mamezakura 7. Kawazu cherry blossoms 8. Fuyuzakura
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Kawazu Tourism Association
Mar. 6, 2024
Here are some recommended sightseeing spots in Kawazu Town, a beautiful town surrounded by the nature of the sea and mountains! This time, I would like to introduce "Kawazu Ruins of the Castle". ・Kawazu Castle overlooking cherry blossom trees Shiroyama is located northeast of Kawazu Station, and is a 181-meter-high mountain called Mt. Dainichi because it enshrines Dainichi Nyorai at the top of the mountain. There used to be Kawazu Castle, which was built by Kageyama Kageyu, who drew the blood of the Ashikaga clan, but it was attacked by fire from the foot of Mt. by Hōjō Sōun, and since there was no water, he tried to extinguish the fire with military rice, but it was not extinguished and the castle fell. Even now, when you dig in the mountains, you can find grilled rice. Legend has it that if you feed this grilled rice to cows and horses, they will not get sick. ◆ Detailed information ◆ 【Spot name】Kawazu Ruins of the Castle 【Address】Shiroyama Kawazu Town Sasahara Kamo District, Shizuoka Prefecture 【Business hours】9:00~16:00 【Regular holiday】Open open all year 【Parking lot】None 【Other】Please walk in familiar athletic shoes.
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Atami Tourism Association
Feb. 14, 2024
Atami Castle Atami Trick Art Labyrinth Museum Atami Castle towers over the summit of Mt. Nishikigaura, a scenic spot in Atami. The Tenshukaku Observatory, where you can enjoy a 360-degree panorama, is the best viewing point in Atami where you can see not only the city of Atami City, but also Yugawara, the Manazuru Peninsula, Hatsushima and Oshima floating on a clear day, and the Izu Peninsula in the direction of Ajiro and Ito. In spring, it is known as a famous place for cherry blossoms, and in summer, you can watch the fireworks festival from the castle tower as if you were a prince. (Cherry Blossom Festival is late March ~ early April) In the castle, there is a samurai culture museum that exhibits armor and swords, a ukiyo-e shunga museum, an Edo experience where you can change into Edo costumes and take pictures, a jet foot bath 120m above sea level, a free game corner, etc., so there are plenty of highlights and fun! At the Atami Trick Art Labyrinth Museum, an annex of Atami Castle, you can enjoy a very mysterious trick art where you can feel the three-dimensional two-dimensional paintings. About 40 pieces of various trick art such as sea creatures, dinosaurs, beasts of prey, and jaws are on display. Not only to look at the art, but also to take interesting pictures, experience the illusion of being a giant or a dwarf, see, touch, shoot, and have a great time! Lose track of time and get carried away with tricks. It is a place where you can have an exciting experience with your family, friends, and couples, no matter who you come with. Address: 〒413-0033 Shizuoka Prefecture Atami City Sogayama 1993 Phone number: 0557-81-6206 (Atami Castle) Access/ ■About 10 minutes by car from JR Atami Station ■ From JR Atami Station, take the bus to Atami Port and Korakuen for about 10 minutes, get off at Korakuen Garden→ take the Atami Ropeway Use about 3 minutes→ walk from Summit Station, and walk for about 3 minutes. ■ From JR Atami Station, take the Yu~Yu~ bus for about 15 minutes →Atami Castle get off Business hours: 9:00~17:00 (Admission until 16:30) Open open all year Facility fee: 1100 yen for adults, 600 yen for elementary and junior high school students, 450 yen for 3~6 years old (2-facility set ticket / 1800 yen for adults, 950 yen for elementary and junior high school students, 700 yen for 3~6 years old) Parking fee for 100 cars: 500 yen (1 time)
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