JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Kanazawa 金沢市
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Kenrokuen Garden, Ishikawa Pref., Karasaki Pine Tree whose seedlings originally came from the Karasaki Pine Tree in Shiga Pref.627 views
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Occupying a huge plot of land in the center of the city, Kanazawa Castle has undergone extensive renovations and reconstruction. The main castle buildings are now magnificently restored.420 views
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Kenrokuen is one of Japan's three most famous gardens (besides Korakuen in Okayama and Kairakuen in Mito, Ibaraki). The garden was originally the castle garden for Kanazawa Castle. 410 viewsKatsurazaka Entrance to Kenrokuen Garden 桂坂口
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Kenrokuen is classified as a "kaiyu-shiki teien" (回遊式庭園) or "circular-strolling Japanese garden." It's a common and classic Japanese garden design where you simply walk around the garden, usually around a central pond.297 views
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Kasumigaike Pond and the famous Kotoji-toro stone lantern. The lantern is shaped like a bridge that supports a string on the koto instrument. 霞ヶ池 徽軫灯籠282 views
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Kanazawa Castle261 views
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Karasaki Pine Tree in Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Pref.246 views
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Yugao-tei Tea house 夕顔亭244 views
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JR Kanazawa Station's Tsuzumi Mon gate. JR金沢駅 鼓門238 views
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Famous Kotoji-toro stone lantern 徽軫灯籠224 views
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The strolling path is not a perfect circle, but you start and finish at the same point. The strolling path is lined with Japanese pines, flowering plants, maples, etc.219 views
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Map of Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenrokuen Garden216 views
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Karasaki Pine Tree216 views
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Natural fountain and source of Kasumigaike Pond's water.211 views
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Karasaki Pine Tree in Kenrokuen Garden 唐崎松203 views
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Neagari-no-matsu Pine tree with rising roots. 根上松198 views
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The Karasaki Pine Tree is the garden's largest pine tree.192 views
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Karasaki Pine Tree in Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Pref.192 views
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Horai island 蓬莱島192 views
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Gardeners188 views
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Neagari-no-matsu Pine tree with rising roots. 根上松185 views
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Winter cherry blossoms.182 views
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Ropes are strung over the tree to protect it against the weight of snow.178 views
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Statue of Prince Yamato Takeru 日本武尊像(明治紀念之標)175 viewsMemorial built in 1880 dedicated to the fallen warriors of Ishikawa Prefecture who fought in the Satsuma Rebellion.
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Roof construction173 views
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Tiny pink flowers173 views
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Statue of Prince Yamato Takeru 日本武尊像172 views
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Kasumigaike Pond162 views
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Namako wall construction151 views
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JR Kanazawa Station JR金沢駅150 views
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Kanazawa Samurai houses143 views
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Omi-cho Market entrance. 近江町市場128 views
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Behind a castle wall near Ishikawa-mon Gate123 views
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Limited Express on Hokuriku Line122 views
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Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art122 views
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Kanazawa Noh Museum120 views
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Old Kanazawa Station119 views
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Class to make a Noh mask.117 views
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Inside Kanazawa Station.117 views
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Kanazawa Castle was the base for the Kaga Domain (Ishikawa and Toyama Prefectures) ruled by the Maeda clan 1583–1871 starting with Maeda Toshiie.114 views
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Cross section of namako castle wall.114 views
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Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art 金沢21世紀美術館114 views
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Ninomaru Northern Stone wall along a moat. 二の丸北面石垣112 views
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Inside Limited Express on Hokuriku Line111 views
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Inside rest house.110 views
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Kanazawa Noh Museum110 views
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Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art110 views
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Ishikawa-mon Gate 石川門109 views
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How beams are joined.108 views
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Kanazawa Station107 views
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Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art107 views
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Ishikawa-mon Gate stone wall (different pattern from other wall).104 views
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One of Japan's most awesome-looking train stations, especially the gate.104 views
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Shaped like a tsuzumi drum.104 views
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Side view of Kanazawa Station.104 views
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Highway in front of the castle.103 views
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Hashizume-mon Turret 橋爪門続櫓103 views
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Lit at night.103 views
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Uchibori moat 内堀101 views
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Inside views100 views
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Model of castle's wooden framework99 views
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Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art99 views
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Outer castle wall97 views
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Hishi-yagura Turret 菱櫓97 views
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Passing through Ishikawa-mon Gate 石川門95 views
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Hishi-yagura Turret 菱櫓95 views
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Shinmaru Park 新丸広場95 views
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Ishikawa-mon Gate stone wall94 views
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San-no-maru and Gojukken Nagaya long house and turrets in the distance.94 views
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Long house armory connecting the two turrets.94 views
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Hishi-yagura Turret 菱櫓94 views
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Ishikawa-mon Gate looking from the inside. 石川門93 views
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Gojukken Nagaya long house connected the two turrets on each end.93 views
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Ishikawa Bridge to Ishikawa-mon Gate93 views
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Hashizume-mon Turret93 views
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Inside Hishi Turret.93 views
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View of Ishikawa-mon Gate.93 views
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Hashizume Bridge 橋爪橋92 views
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Entrance to the Gojukken Nagaya and turrets.92 views
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Hashizume Bridge92 views
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Dobashi-mon Gate stone wall 土橋門石垣92 views
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Ishikawa-mon Gate 石川門91 views
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Inside the long house which served as an armory.91 views
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View of the Shin-maru Hiroba 新丸広場91 views
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Autumn foilage and Hashizumemon-tsuzuki Yagura Turret, Kanazawa Castle.91 views
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Hashizumemon-tsuzuki Yagura Turret and pine tree91 views
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Hishi-yagura Turret 菱櫓90 views
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Storehouse in background of castle wall.90 views
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Back view of long house. Information office and gift shop is in the small building.90 views
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Inside Hishi Turret90 views
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Opening to drop stones.90 views
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Bay window to drop stones.90 views
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Hishi-yagura Turret 菱櫓88 views
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Bay window to drop stones on attackers.87 views
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Inide Hashizume-mon Turret 橋爪門続櫓87 views
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Stone walls seen from Gokuraku-bashi Bridge.86 views
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Kurogane (Tetsu)-mon Gate stone walls. Entrance to Honmaru. 鉄門石垣86 views
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Sukiyashiki stone wall. Some markings are engraved on the stones. 数寄屋敷石垣85 views
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Inside rest house. 休憩所85 views
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Wooden beams notched together.84 views
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Stairs to Hashizume-mon Turret84 views
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Gate to Former Brigade Office 切手門84 views
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View from Inui Yagura Turret. Hashizumemon Gate on lower right.84 views
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View from Inui Yagura Turret84 views
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Tsturunomaru Park fronting the rest house. 鶴の丸公園84 views
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Bay window to drop stones, Hashizume-mon Turret83 views
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Dobashi-mon Gate stone walls 土橋門石垣83 views
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Kurogane-mon Gate stone wall 鉄門石垣83 views
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Higashi-no-Maru stone wall built using the oldest technique. 東の丸北面石垣83 viewsStone wall supporting the Ushitora Yagura Turret.
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Dobashi-mon Gate stone wall. Notice the hexagonal stones. 土橋門石垣82 views
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Gokuraku-bashi Bridge 極楽橋82 views
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Honmaru, the castle's center now covered with vegetation. 本丸82 views
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Hashizumemon-tsuzuki Yagura Turret82 views
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View from Ushitora Yagura Turret. Across the highway is Kenrokuen Garden.81 views
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Inui Yagura Turret stone wall as seen from Hashizumemon-tsuzuki Yagura Turret.80 views
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Sanjukken Nagaya Armory (closed) 三十間長屋79 views
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Sanjukken Nagaya Armory (closed) 三十間長屋79 views
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View from Inui Yagura Turret78 views
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Magnificent tree78 views
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Former Brigade Office (closed to public) 旧第六旅団司令部77 views
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Site of Ushitora Yagura Turret. 丑寅櫓跡76 views
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Hishi Yagura Turret75 views
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View from Ushitora Yagura Turret.75 views
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Kurogane-mon Gate stone wall 鉄門石垣74 views
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Site of Inui Yagura Turret 戊亥櫓跡72 views
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Hashizumemon-tsuzuki Yagura Turret72 views
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Tsurumaru Storehouse 鶴丸倉庫71 views
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Both turrets connected by the Gojukken Nagaya Armory68 views
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Omi-cho Market is full of seafood vendors.11 views
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Omi-cho Market 11 views
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Omi-cho Market 11 views
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Omi-cho Market crab vendor.11 views
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Samurai house 長町武家屋敷跡野村家11 views
 
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