Last additions - Iga-Ueno Castle 伊賀上野城
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Iga-Ueno from his "Famous Views of the 60 Provinces" series. The castle can be seen in the distance.Apr 24, 2011
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Ueno-shi StationJul 06, 2009
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Inside Iga Ueno Danjiri Museum.Apr 28, 2009
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Iga Ueno Danjiri MuseumApr 28, 2009
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One of the tallest castle walls in Japan.Apr 17, 2009
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Park area above the castle wall.Apr 17, 2009
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You could jump off into the moat below. No fences, so watch your kids.Apr 17, 2009
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View from atop Iga-Ueno Castle.Apr 17, 2009
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Edge of castle wall.Apr 17, 2009
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View from atop Iga-Ueno Castle, looking toward Ueno-shi Station.Apr 17, 2009
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Samurai armorApr 17, 2009
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Inside the castle tower is the Iga Museum of Culture and Industry. This is the first floor.Apr 17, 2009
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Bust of Kawasaki Katsu.Apr 17, 2009
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Todo Takatora was originally from Omi or neighboring Shiga Prefecture.Apr 17, 2009
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Todo Takatora's helmetApr 17, 2009
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Top floorApr 17, 2009
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Iga-Ueno Castle's donjon or tenshu tower was reconstructed in 1935 by Kawasaki Katsu, a local politician, using his own funds.Apr 17, 2009
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In 1980, Ueno Castle served as a backdrop for Kurosawa Akira's movie, Kagemusha.Apr 17, 2009
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Iga-Ueno Castle and cherry blossoms, Mie Prefecture. During the Meiji Restoration, Ueno Castle's structures were dismantled as with many other castles.Apr 17, 2009
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Iga-Ueno Castle and cherry blossoms, Mie Prefecture.Apr 17, 2009
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Iga-Ueno Castle and cherry blossoms, Mie Prefecture.Apr 17, 2009
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Iga-Ueno Castle and cherry blossoms, Mie Prefecture.Apr 17, 2009
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In 1611, Todo Takatora took over Ueno Castle. Iga-Ueno Castle is also a major cherry blossom spot in early April.Apr 17, 2009
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Iga-Ueno Castle is one of three major tourist attractions in the city of Iga. It is a short walk from Ueno-shi Station on the Kintetsu Iga Line.Apr 17, 2009
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Stone marker for Ueno Castle located in Ueno Park. Officially called Ueno Castle and nicknamed Hakuho Castle or Iga-Ueno Castle. Noted for cherry blossoms in April and the highest castle walls in Japan.Apr 17, 2009
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Iga-Ueno Castle was first built by Takigawa Katsutoshi, a vassal of Kitabatake Nobuaki (Oda Nobuo, Nobunaga's second son). In 1585, Tsutsui Sadatsugu took over. initiated construction of Iga Ueno Castle in 1585. He was followed by Tsutsui SadatsuguApr 17, 2009
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They are still excavating a few areas of the castle for historical remains. I visited in April 2009.Apr 17, 2009
   
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