JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Hamamatsu Castle 浜松城


Hamamatsu Castle is next to the city hall, a short bus ride from JR Hamamatsu Station (or a 20-min. walk). The main tower was reconstructed in 1958. Very easy climb up some steps to the main tower which is a ferroconcrete building housing a museum. The top floor gives a nice panorama of the city. In 2014, the castle gate was reconstructed in the traditional style. The castle's most famous occupant was Tokugawa Ieyasu in the late 17th century before he moved to Sumpu Castle.

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Iinoya 井伊谷


In Kita Ward, Hamamatsu, Iinoya was the village where the Ii Clan originated. Made famous by the 2017 NHK Taiga Drama about Ii Naotora, a female castle lord. Iinoya's main attraction is Ryotanji temple and the Iinoya Castle site.

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