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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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  • It is a small castle. Watching the whole thing to them many times; It's clear that exhibits around the Castle, as well as exhibits between the Ainu in Hokkaido by.
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  • 100 people move around the Castle. It is his first visit is. You can enjoy exploring ruins of a castle are in the Park. Gate remains important, but the Museum is not seen so much. Best of all was going so far.
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  • Japan's Castle. The people of Hokkaido, Northern Japan, in other words, even if the South-Central region, and the cities and construction form another disagreement? The design of such buildings is very little different from "some felt the. For something different, a different form of the same country, each in the region are once again fresh. The climate in this region some floor did not reflect the height between high wanted. At one time, as a large park and next to the tour.
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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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