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Enjoying the View of the Tenshu (Main Keep)  
   

Enjoying the View of the Tenshu (Main Keep)

Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto
How a Small Swede Became Part of Big Japanese Tourist Attraction

October 11th 2017
Hello my fellow travellers! Yesterday I had a wonderful and relaxed time together with Junko and Bárbara in Fujieda and Shizuoka, enjoying a tea ceremony (chanoyu) and I was able to purchase both a kimono and a pair of hakama (trousers). Today it was time to continue my journey though and so I said my goodbyes to Junko for this year as I stepped on the shinkansen (bullet train) going west. I lef ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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11th November 2017

Nice photo
The Japanese castles are excellent. When we were in Japan we planned to see Himeji Castle. When we came there it was all covered in scaffolding and tarps. They were renovating it and we saw nothing... /Ake
11th November 2017

Nice photo
Thank you! ^_^ I know the feeling, when I was in Himeji parts of it was also under scaffolding but enough was open to enjoy it, I'm happy that there was no such distractions in Matsumoto. ^_^

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