2016年02月16日

On the top of 'Katsuyama' hill in the heart of Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, the original 'honmaru' donjon of Matsuyama Castle stately stands, having survived the confusion in the last days of feudal government.

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During Tokugawa feudal times which lasted for 250 years, there were about 300 castles in Japan. Most of them were destroyed by the civil wars and other causes in the course of Japan's modernization, and only 12 original honmaru donjons survived the state of disorder. Matsuyama Castle with the honmaru and other original annexed buildings in the pictures are one of them. This castle has two stars in the Michelin Green Guide. The second picture, taken from the top floor of honmaru donjon, shows the other buildings against the backdrop of the town scape of Matsuyama City, the largest city in Shikoku region. When spring comes, the cherry trees start to bloom at their best.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

通訳案内士 高木聖久

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