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Takeda Castle Ruins – Hyogo

Takeda Castle Ruins – Hyogo

Takeda castle ruins at the summit of 354 m above sea level are particularly famous for the fantastic appearance wrapped in the sea of clouds. Besides that, it shows a wonderful view every season. If in the spring, please look…

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle

Osaka has gourmet spots and numerous tourist attractions as the representative city of Kansai. Among other things, “Osaka Castle” is one that has a strong popularity as a sightseeing spot.Osaka Castle where Toyotomi Hideyoshi was built in 1583 during the…

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Sky Tree is a tower facility with a height of 634 meters, located in Sumida Ward, Tokyo. It was built in 2012 as the world’s tallest self-supporting communications tower.A lot of tourists from home and abroad gather, and it…

Himeji Castle ( Himeji-jo ) – Hyogo

Himeji Castle ( Himeji-jo ) – Hyogo

National Treasure Himeji Castle, together with Horyuji Temple of Nara, became the first world cultural heritage in Japan in December 1993.It is characterized by a interconnected-style tower that has bright white walls made of white stucco, and 5 layer 7-story…

Shirakawago – Gifu

Shirakawago – Gifu

Village with Gassho-zukuri-concentrated areas are located in Shirakawago and Gokayama  spanning the prefectural boundary of Toyama from the northernmost of Gifu Prefecture.It was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1995 as a rare architectural style remains in the…

Shuri Castle – Okinawa

Shuri Castle – Okinawa

Before the Second world war, Shuri castle was designated as a national treasure, including the main hall built in the 1700s, but all the Gusuku buildings were burned down by the war. After that Shuri castle was restored as a…

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

The Hitoshima Peace Memorial Museum, located adjacent to the world hiritage-listed A-Bomb Dome, was designed by Kenzo Tange in 1951, and opened on August 24, 1955. In a reinforced concrete structure, 10 columns of peculiar sectional shape are arranged in…

Katsuren Castle Ruins – Okinawa

Katsuren Castle Ruins – Okinawa

Registered as a World Heritage Site in 2000Katsuren Castle Ruins is the oldest among castles in Okinawa, and it is said to be around the 12th century.  This Castle is said to be an impregnable castle using natural cliffs, but…

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