I went to Tokushima during the Golden Week holidays and revisited some places that I used to go to as a child, but never really saw closely. Tokushima Castle is one of them. Although I picnicked, drew some pictures unwillingly, or skipped classes and hid in the woods, etc. a long time ago, I never knew the stone walls were so colorful, or that there was a statue of the first lord of the Tokushima Han, Hachisuka Iemasa in the center of the park, etc.. This castle is designated as a national historical site, and is also one of the Top 100 Castles in Japan, and the garden is one of the Top 100 Gardens. A 10-minute walk away from JR Tokushima Station, you willl surely enjoy visiting the castle if you happen to be in Tokushima!
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.