Most viewed - Nihonmatsu Castle (Kasumigajo Park) 二本松城・霞ヶ城公園
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Nihonmatsu Castle, also popularly called Kasumigajo Castle, is on a low hill amid the flat plains of central Nihonmatsu, Fukushima. It is one of Japan's 100 Famous Castles as well as one of Japan's 100 Famous Cherry Blossom Sites.230 views
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Sannomaru keep. 三の丸跡201 views
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Cherry blossom petals fall in the wind.159 views
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About the Poetry monument for Takamura Chieko. 高村 智恵子157 views
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Poetry monument for poet Takamura Chieko (1886-1938). 高村 智恵子153 views
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The steps lead to Minowa Gate. 箕輪門128 views
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Panorama of Nihonmatsu Castle's Honmaru.111 views
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Nihonmatsu Castle's Minowa Gate was reconstructed in Aug. 1982 at a cost of 200 million yen. 箕輪門110 views
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Nihonmatsu Castle's old stone wall originally built by Gamo Ujisato.108 views
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Marvelous views of cherry blossoms from Nihonmatsu Castle's Honmaru.108 views
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Weeping cherry tree and Nihonmatsu Castle's Minowa Gate.105 views
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Monument for the Nihonmatsu Shōnentai92 views
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Statue of the Nihonmatsu Shōnentai (二本松少年隊) or the Nihonmatsu Teenage Corps at Nihonmatsu Castle, Fukushima.87 views
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Nihonmatsu Teenage Corps at Nihonmatsu Castle, Fukushima. They were age 12 to 17 who fought and died in the Boshin War.86 views
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Nihonmatsu Castle's Sannomaru has these fantastic-looking pine trees and cherry trees.81 views
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Many cherry trees in front of the Monument for the Nihonmatsu Shōnentai.80 views
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Nihonmatsu Castle's Sannomaru has these fantastic-looking pine trees and cherry trees.78 views
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Monument for the Nihonmatsu Shōnentai75 views
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Nihonmatsu Castle's old stone wall originally built by Gamo Ujisato.56 views
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Aioi Waterfall is a small waterfall flowing into a pond. Built in 1934 using the natural terrain.54 views
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During the Edo Period, Nihonmatsu Castle was the residence of the Niwa clan who ruled Nihonmatsu. Approaching Kasumigajo Castle main entrance.53 views
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The Sannomaru area is fringed with cherry blossoms.53 views
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Karamete-mon Gate53 views
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About Nihonmatsu Castle's old stone wall originally built by Gamo Ujisato.53 views
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Way up to the Honmaru.53 views
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Stone foundation of the central tower or donjon.53 views
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Monument for the Nihonmatsu Shōnentai (二本松少年隊) or the Nihonmatsu Teenage Corps who fought and died in the Boshin War.53 views
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Near the main castle entrance is a statue of the Nihonmatsu Shōnentai (二本松少年隊) or the Nihonmatsu Teenage Corps who fought and died in the Boshin War. 51 views
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Nihonmatsu Castle is a National Historic Site. The castle is part of Kasumigajo Park.50 views
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Map of Kasumigajo Park.50 views
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Statue of Nihonmatsu native Yamada Osamu (1841-1921) who built Japan's first mechanized, private-sector silk milling factory on the castle grounds in 1873. 山田脩の銅像50 views
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Nihonmatsu Castle's old stone wall originally built by Gamo Ujisato.50 views
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Stone foundation of the central tower or donjon.50 views
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Although it lacks a central tower or donjon, Nihonmatsu Castle features impressive stone walls and gate (reconstructed), not to mention many cherry tees and pine trees.48 views
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Statue of poet Takamura Chieko (1886-1938). 高村 智恵子48 views
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Monument for the Nihonmatsu Shōnentai (二本松少年隊) or the Nihonmatsu Teenage Corps who fought and died in the Boshin War.48 views
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Monument for the Nihonmatsu Shōnentai (二本松少年隊) or the Nihonmatsu Teenage Corps who fought and died in the Boshin War.48 views
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The city of Nihonmatsu as seen from Nihonmatsu Castle.47 views
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Scenery guide on the stone foundation of Nihonmatsu Castle's central tower or donjon.47 views
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Hikage Well in Nihonmatsu Castle, one of Japan's Three Famous Wells. It is 16 meters deep. 日影の井戸46 views
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So I took my chances and quickly went up the stairs. Yes, there were signs of a mud slide. I had come all the way here from Tokyo.46 views
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About the marker for the Kasumigajo Castle built in 1953.46 views
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About the Monument.46 views
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Since the Honmaru central keep is on a hilltop, it affords great views of the city. Only a short hike to the top. Pine trees and castle wall.45 views
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About Minowa Gate's Akamatsu pine trees.45 views
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Path covered with wood chips. No smoking here.45 views
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Hikage Well in Nihonmatsu Castle, one of Japan's Three Famous Wells. 日影の井戸45 views
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Karamete-mon Gate45 views
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Going to the top of the Honmaru stone foundation.45 views
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View of the mountains.45 views
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Monument for the Nihonmatsu Shōnentai (二本松少年隊) or the Nihonmatsu Teenage Corps who fought and died in the Boshin War.45 views
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An "X" mark is the family crest of the Niwa Clan.44 views
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Behind Minowa Gate. 箕輪門44 views
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Steps on Minowa Gate. We cannot enter inside the gate. 箕輪門44 views
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About Yamada Osamu. He even went to New York to sell his silk in 1877.44 views
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Tea ceremony house named Senshintei. 洗心亭44 views
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Part of the path is covered with wood chips.44 views
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Steps going up to the top Honmaru keep, but it was roped off since it was deemed hazardous due to rock slides. There was no such warning before you climb up here.44 views
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Hilltop Honmaru stone foundation.44 views
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About Karamete-mon Gate.44 views
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Finally at the Honmaru.44 views
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Marvelous views of cherry blossoms from Nihonmatsu Castle's Honmaru.44 views
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Large akamatsu pine trees next to Minowa Gate in Nihonmatsu Castle.43 views
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Small shrine in front of Hikage Well in Nihonmatsu Castle, one of Japan's Three Famous Wells. 日影の井戸43 views
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View from atop Karamete-mon Gate.43 views
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From Karamete-mon Gate are these steps going to the hilltop Honmaru. This was also closed off to visitors due to mudslide.43 views
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Steps going to the Honmaru. I noticed that people still were going up to the Honmaru.43 views
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Marker for the Kasumigajo Castle built in 1953.43 views
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Marvelous views from Nihonmatsu Castle's Honmaru.43 views
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Marker for Nihonmatsu Castle.42 views
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About Aioi Waterfall.42 views
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Stone marker indicating that Emperor Meiji came here.42 views
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Nihonmatsu Castle's Sannomaru has these fantastic-looking pine trees and cherry trees.42 views
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About Hikage Well in Nihonmatsu Castle, one of Japan's Three Famous Wells. 日影の井戸42 views
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Karamete-mon Gate42 views
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The original Minowa Gate burned down during the Boshin War (1868-69). It got its name from Minowa village near the castle where they procured the large logs for the gate. 箕輪門41 views
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Minowa Gate. 箕輪門41 views
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Behind Minowa Gate. 箕輪門41 views
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Cherry blossoms in Sannomaru keep. 三の丸跡41 views
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Sannomaru41 views
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From Sannomaru, there is a hiking trail going up the hill.41 views
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About the Nihonmatsu Shōnentai (二本松少年隊) or the Nihonmatsu Teenage Corps at Nihonmatsu Castle.40 views
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Main entrance to Nihonmatsu Castle.40 views
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About Minowa Gate. 箕輪門40 views
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Greenery area midway up to the top.40 views
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Markers for a Famous Cherry Blossom Site.39 views
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Sannomaru39 views
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