JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Kaminoyama Castle 上山城
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Also called Tsukioka Castle (月岡城), Kaminoyama Castle is today a 1982 reconstruction of the castle tower near the original site. The castle as seen from the train.353 views
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Kaminoyama Castle, Yamagata Pref. The building is four stories high reconstructed in Nov. 1982. The design is based on the castle existing in 1535.190 views
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Even the police box (koban) near the Kaminoyama Onsen train station is designed after the castle.151 views
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Kaminoyama's manhole design does not have a castle motif. Yamagata Pref.131 views
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Kaminoyama Onsen Station is the closest train station to Kaminoyama Castle. The station building is obviously designed after the castle.119 views
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Kaminoyama Onsen Station used to be called Kaminoyama Station. The station's name was changed to Kaminoyama Onsen after the Yamagata Shinkansen was completed in 1992. This building was completed in June 1994.112 views
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Kaminoyama Castle and foot bath. This is the only foot bath in Japan which was too hot. Before entering an empty foot bath, feel the water temperature with your hand.104 views
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The foot bath at Kaminoyama Castle looks very inviting, but the water was scalding hot when I was there. I got mild skin burns on my feet. You don't ever think that the water is too hot. All the foot baths I've tried were all suitable temperatures103 views
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Another foot bath nearer to the Kaminoyama Onsen Station. This was also scalding hot. 95 views
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Next to Kaminoyama Castle is this foot bath with hot spring water.85 views
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Kaminoyama Onsen Station84 views
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The small building near the center is a foot bath shed.84 views
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Admission 400 yen.Open 9 am to 4:45 pm. Closed in late Dec. and early Jan. and during the third week of July from Mon. to Fri.82 views
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Kaminoyama Castle's first lord was Buei Yoshitada. The castle functioned as the Mogami clan's southernmost defense against the Date and Uesugi clans. The castle was dismantled in 1692.80 views
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Kaminoyama Onsen Station. The tall building is in neighboring city Yamagata.80 views
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Tsukioka Park80 views
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Welcome to Kaminoyama Onsen (spa).79 views
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Kaminoyama Castle in sight.77 views
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Veranda of Kaminoyama Castle.77 views
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Yamagata shinkansen stops at Kaminoyama Onsen Station.77 views
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About Kaminoyama Castle in Japanese.75 views
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View from Kaminoyama Castle's top floor. It was a cloudy day when I visited.75 views
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Way to Kaminoyama Castle. About a 10-min. walk from the train station.73 views
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Marker showing the former site of Kaminoyama City Hall. This is already within the former castle grounds.73 views
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Top floor of Kaminoyama Castle leads to the veranda. Photography is not allowed inside the castle building.73 views
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The castle and the area surrounding it is a park called Tsukioka Park.72 views
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Looking toward Yamagata city.71 views
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