日本での一年間

November 26, 2010

Matsue Castle

Filed under: Chuugoku, Domestic — Tags: , , — myyearinjapan @ 12:04 am

Matsue castle was first completed in 1611. It is one of the few castles in Japan that is still built of wood and not reconstructed as concrete. But it is not the original construction. It underwent vast renovations in the 1950s.

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Path leading up to the castle

Matsue Castle

Matsue castle, in all its glory.

Kinshachi

Kinshachi are mythical fish put on the roof of castles to protect the castle from fire.

View from the castle

Looking out from the top of the castle. There's a legal limit to how tall buildings can be built in the city of Matsue so that the castle can always tower over the city.

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Another view looking out from the castle. The lake is Lake Shinji, which is famous for the shijimi clams that are fished from its waters.

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2 Comments »

  1. […] place such as Matsue castle, for example, is built on a hill and therefore offers a very nice view once you reach the top of […]

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  2. […] pieces of samurai armor on display. Other pictures from this castle can be seen in my previous post here. Admiring the armor I thought this helmet was pretty funny with those silly ears. Being able to […]

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