JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

*Due to COVID-19, traveling to and within Japan is currently being discouraged.


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During the Edo Period, Kameyama Castle was the Ise-Kameyama Domain headquarters and center of Kameyama-juku lodging town on the Tokaido Road.It still has the Tamon-yagura turret (open to the public), castle walls, and a partially reconstructed Ninomaru keep. Short walk from JR Kameyama Station (JR Kansai Line).
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When you walk from JR Kameyama Station to the castle, you will first see this large athletic field (baseball, etc.) and a stone wall and turret. The field was the Honmaru.
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About Kameyama Castle originally built in 1265 and last occupied by the Ishikawa Clan.
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Kameyama Castle's Tamon-yagura turret on a high stone wall. One of the few remnants remaining. Most of the castle was dismantled by the Meiji government in 1873.
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Kameyama Castle's Tamon-yagura turret.
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Next to the castle is a stone monument marking the birthplace of Iinuma Yokusai (1782–1865), a Japanese botanist and physician. 飯沼慾斎
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Kameyama Castle's Tamon-yagura turret. 多聞櫓
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Kameyama Castle's Tamon-yagura turret in autumn. 多聞櫓
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Kameyama Castle's Tamon-yagura turret. 多聞櫓
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Kameyama Castle's Tamon-yagura turret. 多聞櫓
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Steps to Kameyama Castle's Tamon-yagura turret. It was renovated in 2012. 多聞櫓
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Kameyama Castle's Tamon-yagura turret is open 10 am to 4 pm, free admission. Unfortunately, I arrived after it closed.
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Steps to Kameyama Castle's Tamon-yagura turret.
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Kameyama Castle's Tamon-yagura turret.
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Roof of Kameyama Castle's Tamon-yagura turret.
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View from Tamon-yagura turret.
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View from Tamon-yagura turret.
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Tamon-yagura turret.
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History of Kameyama Castle town.
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Stone wall design under Tamon-yagura turret.
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Tamon-yagura turret.
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Castle well.
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Kameyama Castle well.
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Kameyama Enbujo 亀山演武場
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Emperor Meiji once stayed in this home that was moved here.
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Lodging for Emperor Meiji when he passed through Kameyama in 1880.
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About the lodging for Emperor Meiji when he passed through Kameyama in 1880.
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About the reconstructed stone foundation.
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Kameyama Shrine in Mie. 亀山神社
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Kameyama Shrine is dedicated to samurai Minamoto Yoshiie and many other deities. 亀山神社
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Way to Kameyama Castle's three-story turret site. 三重櫓跡
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Kameyama Castle's three-story turret site.
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Kameyama Castle's three-story turret site.
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About the Ninomaru keep's fringe.
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About the Ninomaru.
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Ninomaru fringe.
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Ninomaru fringe walls were reconstructed.
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Partial stone wall remaining.
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Partial stone wall remaining.
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Pillar foundation stone.
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About the pillar foundation stone.
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Part of the Honmaru castle grounds now occupied by Kameyama Nishi Elementary School.
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Part of the Honmaru castle grounds now occupied by Kameyama Nishi Elementary School.
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Masumi Children's Park ますみ児童園
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Stema locomotive in the Ninomaru area.
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Kameyama Castle manhole in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture.
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JR Kameyama Station (Kansai Line).
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In front of JR Kameyama Station.
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JR Kameyama Station platform.
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JR Kameyama Station platform and tracks.
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JR Kameyama Station platform.
   
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