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Katsuura fish market
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Katsuura port with fishing boats.
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Drying fish in the sun.
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Aji
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Squid
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Map of Hachiman Misaki Park, an easy walk from central Katsuura.
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Katsuura has a scenic coastline. This is the Pacific Ocean.
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That white tower is the Katsuura Underwater Marine Tower for observing fish.
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Torii island
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Hachiman Misaki Park was the former site of Katsuura Castle. Masaki Yoritada was the castle lord until 1590.
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Lookout point
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Statue of Oman-no-kata, daughter of Katsuura Castle lord Masaki Yoritada. She became Tokugawa Ieyasu's concubine at age 17 and gave birth to Tokugawa Yorinobu (clan in Kishu) and Yorifusa (clan in Mito).
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When Oman-no-kata was 14, Katsuura Castle was beseiged by Hideyoshi's forces and she, her mother and little brother escaped near here by using a white sheet to go down the cliff to a small boat which took them to Tateyama.
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Katsuura Lighthouse
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Nice costal views as you walk from Hachiman Misaki to Katsuura Lighthouse.
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The lookout point on Hachiman Misaki Park can be seen.
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Katsuura Lighthouse was not open to the public.
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Katsuura Lighthouse and cherry blossoms
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Katsuura Lighthouse and cherry blossoms
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A tsunami trap if I ever saw one.1 comments
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Kangun-zuka Memorial. During the Boshin War between the forces of the shogun and Emperor Meiji, a ship carrying the Kumamoto clan to Hakodate's Goryokaku fortress sank off this shore. This memorial is for the 135 people who died on the ship. 官軍塚
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About the Kangun-zuka.
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View from Kangun-zuka.
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