甲府城 / 舞鶴城(Kofu Jo / Maizuru Jo) Kofu/Maizuru Castle – Yamanashi Pref.

When you get off Kofu station, the statue of Shingen Takeda catches your eye first. He is one of the most well-known warlords in the Sengoku period. There are a lot of historical spots near Kofu station like Yamanote-mon and Kofu castle. Kofu castle has been chosen one of the greatest 100 castles. Kofu-jo is also called […]

金沢城(Kanazawa Jo) Kanazawa Castle – Ishikawa Pref.

In 1582, Maeda Toshiie, the feudal lord of Kaga,  begun to build this Sophisticated castle. It is said that he invited Takayama Ukon who is known as a Christian feudal lord for construction. In clear weather, the white walls reflect the sunlight and look more beautiful.玉泉院丸庭園(Gyokusen-inmaru garden) located in Kanazawa castle park is a three-dimensional garden whose stone walls […]

岡山後楽園(Okayama Korakuen ) One of the Three Great Gardens in Japan – Okayama Pref.

Korakuen is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan in Okayama. This spectacular garden was built by Ikeda Tsunamasa, a feudal lord of Okayama in the early Edo period. There are a number of historical buildings which represents Genroku bunka. This place was an oasis for successive feudal lords. In the “Sawa-no-Ike(ike means pond)” of the park, […]