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Takino Shrine in Nikko 6

Takino Shrine in Nikko

“Takino shrine” was built in Nikko city, Tochigi Prefecture, long before the famous Nikko Toshogu shrine. It is believed that ..

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Genkyuen Garden at Hikone Castle 7

Genkyuen Garden at Hikone Castle

Genkyuen Garden at Hikone Castle, Shiga Prefecture is recognized as a national scenic spot. The garden and palace buildings date..

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Dan-no-Ura Ancient Battlefield Ruin 6

Dan-no-Ura Ancient Battlefield Ruin

Shimonoseki city in Yamaguchi prefecture is famous for the place of “Dannoura battle”, known as the last battle between the Mi..

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京都「二条城」巡り歩き 12

京都「二条城」巡り歩き

Shozo Fujii

京都・二条城は徳川家康が建てた平城である。城と言うより、宮殿の趣に近い。関ヶ原の戦い(1601)に勝利し天下を取った徳川家康は、征夷大将軍補任の宣旨により天皇との拝賀の儀を行うため、さらに将軍就任の祝賀の儀を行うためにこの二条城を建てたのであった。

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