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Matsumae Castle, Matsumae-cho

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Matsumae Castle is a castle located in Matsumae in Hokkaido, Japan, and is the northernmost castle in Japan. It was the home of the Matsumae Han of the Matsumae clan. It is perhaps the only traditional style Edo period castle in Hokkaidō.HistoryBuilt in 1606 by Matsumae Yoshihiro, it burned down in 1637 but was rebuilt in 1639. Later, modern defences were built on the site in 1850. The donjon of Matsumae Castle was 30m high. In 1875, the administrative building, three turrets, and an artillery position were torn down, before the remaining donjon and main gate burned down in 1949; it is now all a park.It once controlled all passengers through Hokkaidō to the rest of Japan.
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  • So ended the exhibition in the castle keep getting distracted and money (during the exhibit 360 yen) will likely come out period dramas in the back gate. Beautiful sea, the cherry blossoms at once. Too round! and 廻rete, as well as toilets. Matsumae shrine located further back.
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  • Express was the offseason along with Hokkaido Shinkansen opened, will end went to hyakumeizan (百名山) Castle stamps permissionsabcdextended wanted to ride with. Castle standing down as a Shanghai-has a small, but was in a solemn tone. Didn't I know but I didn't in the off-season. It was also stressed out after ploughing snow and snow removal are grounds one by one and written description of the cherry tree, is easy to walk in the Park, and are not. Note that really weren't the tourists including myself only three did not see. Hyakumeizan (百名山) Castle stamps are walking from the Castle, is a gymnasium for about 20 minutes, but not its staff wandering by the press, it took me about an hour, so best season even though the time of cherry blossoms, I want him, I felt. Or reproduce the castle town, organized around the Castle Street, Castle form, and doing street light was there, just a nice atmosphere.
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  •  Place now that the train is no longer the Sapporo city center of Hakodate and politics and also away, but once is known in Japan as the center of history. You can know hard time interacting with the Ainu, looking at the exhibits.
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  • One of the 100 famous castles. Despite the long long way through bus, it was worth the time. It will be beautiful during sakura seasons.
  • Worth the trip to see the Sakura blooms, but its also nice in the winter and without the crowds to boot!
  • I didn't go inside the palace, but the surrounding park is very beautiful indeed. I went there on a Monday evening and had the whole park to myself. Lots of tables and benches -- a fantastic location for a picnic.
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  • This castle, the Castle gate? Then turtle stone well look at carefully. And was also the appearance of the temple behind the Castle. It is more iron rich nice looking Jnr pine fronts opened to the stone wall, buried the tunnel trail.
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