Shikoku

Kochi Castle

A walk to Kochi Castle

Kochi Castle used to be the seat of the Yamauchi lords, who ruled over the surrounding area, then known as Tosa, during the Edo Period. Mani & I hike up the castle, the only one in all of Japan to have all the original buildings in the honmaru, or innermost ring of defense, still standing.

Kochi Castle used to be the seat of the Yamauchi lords, who ruled over the surrounding area, then known as Tosa, during the Edo Period Mani & I hike up the castle, the only one in all of Japan to have all the original buildings in the honmaru, or innermost ring of defense, still standing Early morning view of Kochi View of Kochi city from JR Kochi Station Statues Statues of local heroes Ryoma, Nakaoka, and Nanpeita at JR Kochi Station On the way to Harimaya bridge Kochi trams are operated by Tosaden Harimaya Bridge Ranita at Harimaya Bridge On

The Awa Odori Musical

This weekend I was lucky to witness the Awa Odori, a traditional Bon dance. It originated in Tokushima Prefecture and is danced to the lively call of “Yatto San, Yatto, Yatto. The dance has a history of about 400 years, and is one of the largest festivals in Japan.

This weekend I was lucky to witness the Awa Odori, a traditional Bon dance It originated in Tokushima Prefecture and is danced to the lively call of “Yatto San, Yatto, Yatto The dance has a history of about 400 years, and is one of the largest festivals in Japan Watch this space for the full story
Ritsurin Garden

A stroll at Ritsurin Garden

Ritsurin Garden is a chestnut grove garden, one of the most famous historical gardens in Japan. The garden is situated in the city of Takamatsu and dates back to the early 17th century. The garden has six ponds and thirteen mounds strategically placed to use Mt Shiun as a background. Different flowers bloom all year round with the scenery changing with every step I took.

Ritsurin Garden is a chestnut grove garden, one of the most famous historical gardens in Japan The garden is situated in the city of Takamatsu and dates back to the early 17th century The garden has six ponds and thirteen mounds strategically placed to use Mt Shiun as a background Different flowers bloom all year round with the scenery changing with every step I took Matsuyama Station Matsuyama Station Train to Takamatsu Seats on the Shiokaze Express Ticket counter at Ritsurin Koen Ticket Counter at North Gate - Ritsurin Garden Viki at Ritsurin Koen

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