Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Iwakuni Castle...

Like I promised you before, this is Iwakuni Castle.
Okey, so it seems that I don't have much idea about this castle to tell you, let me just quote some info from Wikipedia.
Iwakuni Castle (Momoyama Nanban-zukuri), as well as the preserved temples and buildings at the foot of the hill, provide a glimpse into old Japan. The castle was originally constructed in 1608 by Hiroie Kikkawa, but was destroyed only seven years later. It was reconstructed in 1962. Iwakuni Castle is situated at the top of Mount Shiroyama, and can be reached on foot or by cable car. The castle contains a history museum containing armor, weapons, and other artifacts of the Kikkawa family. From the top of the castle, you can get an impressive view of Iwakuni. The castle area also offers a large number of trails for hiking and exercise.
Well, in the upcoming post, I'll show you that impressive view and some artifacts from the museums :)).

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