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Hirosaki Castle. Wow! (Explored), Japan

Hirosaki Castle with cherry trees, Aomori, Japan 弘前城

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Osaka Castle, Japan

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Garden Staircase, Kyoto, Japan

Have visited this amazing country...Mount Fuji,Japan

Arundel Castle- There are nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel. The oldest feature is the motte, an artificial mound, over 100 feet high from the dry moat, and constructed in 1068: followed by the gatehouse in 1070. Under his will, King Henry I (1068-1135) settled the Castle and lands in dower on his second wife, Adeliza of Louvain.

snowy hot springs | Japan

In Tsurunoyu Onsen’s main bathing pool, where guests soak for hours in the hot (and supposedly beneficial) waters. Photographed by Raymond Meier Winter Fashion in Japan - The New York Times

Osaka Castle by cuong.shodan, via Flickr

Is this real or is it fantasy? Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan.

Onsen ~ came to love and appreciate the bathing ritual when I lived in Japan. The Japanese culture truly has the balance (well maybe not the city corporate life!!) of hard work, creating beautiful environments and stopping to relax at days end...... miss you Japan.

Hirosaki in winter.

#japan #cherryblossoms #chubu #fukui 霞ヶ城公園

Japanese bullet train, Shinkansen 新幹線

Hirosaki Castle in spring, Japan

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Osaka Castle, Japan

Famous Gardens of the World, Japanese Garden, Kyoto,Japan