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JR Nihonmatsu Station
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JR Nihonmatsu Station
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JR Nihonmatsu Station platform.
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JR Nihonmatsu Station platform.
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JR Nihonmatsu Station has a castle design and statue of a teenage samurai.
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Statue of the Nihonmatsu Shonentai Teenage Corps who fought and died in the Boshin War, in front of Nihonmatsu Station, Fukushima.
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JR Nihonmatsu Station.
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In front of JR Nihonmatsu Station is a bus stop.
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On April weekends and national holidays during cherry blossom season, a convenient shuttle bus runs from Nihonmatsu Station and goes to the major sights. 500 yen for all day pass.
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First I got off to see poet Takamura Chieko's birth home.
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Nihonmatsu manhole, Fukushima Pref.
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Poet Takamura Chieko's birth home. 高村 智恵子
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Poet Takamura Chieko's birth home. 高村 智恵子
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Poet Takamura Chieko's birth home. 高村 智恵子
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Small modern museum next to Poet Takamura Chieko's birth home. Exhibits art works by her and her husband Takamura Kotaro.
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Japanese garden at poet Takamura Chieko's birth home. 高村 智恵子
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Poet Takamura Chieko's birth home.
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Inside poet Takamura Chieko's birth home.
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About Poet Takamura Chieko's birth home. 高村 智恵子
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Samisen played by Chieko.
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Signature under the samisen.
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After visiting this home, I went to Nihonmatsu Castle (photos here).
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After Nihonmatsu Castle, I got off the bus at Dairinji temple, noted for a weeping cherry tree and the graves of the Nihonmatsu Shonentai teenage samurai.
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Dairinji temple 大隣寺
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Dairinji temple is the temple for the Niwa Clan who lived in Nihonmatsu Castle. 大隣寺
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About Dairinji temple.
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Dairinji Hondo Hall.
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Dairinji temple's weeping cherry tree.
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Dairinji temple's weeping cherry tree.
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Dairinji temple's weeping cherry tree.
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Dairinji temple's weeping cherry tree.
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Map of Dairinji temple.
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Dairinji temple.
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Dairinji temple.
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Graves of the Nihonmatsu Shonentai teenage samurai at Dairinji temple.
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Graves of the Nihonmatsu Shonentai teenage samurai at Dairinji temple.
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Graves of the Nihonmatsu Shonentai teenage samurai at Dairinji temple.
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About the Graves of the Nihonmatsu Shonentai teenage samurai at Dairinji temple.
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Kannon statue
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Nihonmatsu Kanko (Tourist) Center across the street from Dairinji temple is a gift shop, restaurant, and tourist office.
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Nihonmatsu Kanko (Tourist) Center has statues of the Nihonmatsu Shonentai.
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Shuttle bus
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Nihonmatsu manhole, Fukushima Pref.
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Nihonmatsu Shrine is near Nihonmatsu Station.
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About Nihonmatsu Shrine.
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Nihonmatsu Shrine
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Nihonmatsu Shrine
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Nihonmatsu is proud of its lantern float festival in autumn.
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Portrait studio in Nihonmatsu.
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Site of Nihonmatsu Castle's Otemon Gate.
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Nihonmatsu History Museum 二本松市歴史資料館
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Nihonmatsu History Museum 二本松市歴史資料館
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Soseki foundation rock in front of Nihonmatsu History Museum 二本松市歴史資料館
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Sample rock foundation unearthed from the Niwa clan's residence.
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