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Dylan Gibson
Jan. 12, 2021
Tsuruga Castle in Fukushima! I'd heard of its white walls before, but it looks like winter is doing its best to make it completely white! Apparently Tsuruga Castle was designed after Kurokawa Castle that was sieged some time during the 1,500's. I wonder if the color scheme is true to Kurokawa Castle. It'd be interesting to know if there was some sort of tactical reason for an all-white castle. In a snowy region I could see it acting as a sort of camouflage but who knows. You can also barely see what looks like a shachihoko on the roof if you zoom in which is pretty neat. Apparently the inside of the castle has some mannequins set up with guns showing how the arrow-slits, or in this case gun-slits, would have been used. There's also other mannequins that show them being used for rock dropping as well. Warfare has come a long way since then😂
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Came.ll4
Jan. 11, 2021
This is Tsuruga Castle in Fukushima Prefecture!
It was even whiter from the snow and it was beautiful!
  • Castles
  • Snow
  • Snowscape
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Japan
Dylan Gibson
Jan. 10, 2021
Really been loving the snowscapes on here recently. Never got the chance to visit Nyuto Onsen when I was in Akita but I had some friends who went and they all said it was amazing. I can imagine how nice some warm hot springs would be in the middle of a heavy winter like this too lol. Planning on visiting Akita when I get the chance again (probably going to be a while) so I'll have to stop by for a dip if I get the chance. The thing I really loved about Akita was seeing all of the natural landscapes. All the rice paddies and natural greenery was really something else. I remember when I went to Kakunodate and saw the samurai houses there was a small mountain with some castle ruins on top and it had a really good view of the area from the top. It was also spring when I went so I got to see the cherry blossoms on the river bank which were incredible too... overall great place
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橋口 杏菜
Jan. 9, 2021 (edited)
Nito Onsen Village in Akita Prefecture.
In the middle of a winter night in January, the orange of the flame created a warm feeling in the old-fashioned wooden inn. This is winter 🇯🇵 in Japan
  • Akita Prefecture
  • Snowscape
  • Nightscape
  • Hot springs
Dylan Gibson
Jan. 7, 2021
It's like a winter wonderland! Looks really cold though lol. I'd seen on the news how bad the snow was getting in parts of Akita, especially Yokote but it looks like it's just cold everywhere this year. The plus side is Japan has a lot of beautiful scenery so when the snow starts to pile up like this it makes for some beautiful photography (like we're seeing here). I really like this photo though, you can practically hear how quiet and cold it is. It almost makes me want to get outside and go camping with a big ol' campfire and a heavy duty tent. I know my girlfriend would never agree to go though to a place with this much snow though 😂Hope everyone is staying safe from the cold! Be sure to take some photos of the beautiful scenery while you can though. No snow here in Tokyo though (unfortunately?😂).
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奥村洋
Jan. 6, 2021
Fine snow began to fall. When the wind stops, snow accumulates even on the flatlands of Niigata.
  • Japan
  • Niigata Prefecture
  • Snow
  • Snowscape
  • Winter
Dylan Gibson
Dec. 21, 2020
This is a really fitting video for this time of year. It's already getting really cold and beautiful snowscapes are starting to pop up all over the place. It's pretty unfortunate that coronavirus has made everything so hectic around the world, as I would have really loved to go to the Sapporo Snow Festival this year. Unfortunately it was cancelled, which is probably for the best, but maybe I can go check it out next year. I'd love to head over to Akita to check out some of the igloos too, as that sounds really interesting and I don't know much about the area. This article has a ton of places that I'll be adding to my list of travel destinations for the future! Idk about the snowboarding though, it's been a few years since I last went and I don't think it'd be too good on my knees lol! I hear the slopes in Japan are great though, so who knows, I might give it another shot if I head out to Zao!
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Japan's Most Beautiful Snow-Covered Scenery and Popular Tourist Spots That'll Look Great on Your Instagram! The Country, Dyed in a Beautiful White, Shows a Different Face Than Most Are Used To

  • Winter
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Snowscape
  • Skiing/Snowboarding

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