Japan Trip April 2-22,2015 Okuyama And Himeji

Japan Trip April 2-22,2015 Okuyama And Himeji

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Places Of interest
1.Okuyama Castle

The blue Castle
The blue Castle

The first place I visited is this temple When air bombing hit the city in 1945 the main building was destroyed but 2 other towers survived and now regarded as Important Cultural properties.

How to get here
From Hiroshima I took Train to Okuyama Station in there I took tram to Shiroshita stop (5 minutes, 100 yen, frequent departures) from where the castle keep can be reached in a 10-15 minute walk.

2.Korakuen Garden

this garden is regarded as one of the best 3 gardens in Japan along with along with Kenroku-en and Kairaku-en this garden was built by Ikeda Tsunamasa, lord of Okayama in 1700
this garden is regarded as one of the best 3 gardens in Japan along with along with Kenroku-en and Kairaku-en this garden was built by Ikeda Tsunamasa, lord of Okayama in 1700

This garden located ony hundreds meter from Okuyama castle I crossed the bridge and entered the garden.this garden is regarded as one of the best 3 gardens in Japan along with along with Kenroku-en and Kairaku-en this garden was built by Ikeda Tsunamasa, lord of Okayama in 1700 in 1863 the garden was modernized

3.HimejiĀ  Castle

with white color this castle look like a white bird ready to fly
with white color this castle look like a white bird ready to fly


Maybe this is the most beautifulĀ  Castle in Japan with white color this castle look like a white bird ready to fly.this castle has long history began from 1333 built by daimyos and leaders in different years.This Castle survived the World War II and Erthquake.with other castles Himeji also listed as UNESCO world Heritage sites. I Lucky Visisted this castle on April 2015 because it has just reopened for public March 2015.

How to get here
From Matsumoto station I took train to Himeji station from here I took bus which stop at bus center close to the castle

4.Kokoen Garden

kokoen garden a typical Japanese Garden and used to the residence of a lord
kokoen garden a typical Japanese Garden and used to the residence of a lord

From the castle I walk to kokoen garden a typical Japanese Garden and used to the residence of a lord this garden very beautiful at autum

How to get here
This garden just nest to Himeji castle

5.Mount Shosha

a complex of temples situated on top of Himeji mountain.this is the base for Tendai sect of Buddhism
a complex of temples situated on top of Himeji mountain.this is the base for Tendai sect of Buddhism

This is a complex of temples situated on top of Himeji mountain.this is the base for Tendai sect of Buddhism where in 966 Priest Shoku built temples in this location.this place become more famous when in 2002 The Last Samurai movie was shot here

How to get here
From Himeji Bus station I took bus which need about 25 minute to get here.arrived at Mount Shosha Bus stop I took Ropeway to the top.from there I need about 20 minute walk to reach the first main gate

Staying
Osaka Hana Hostel
1-8-,Nishi-Shinsaibashi,Chuo-Ku Osaka Japan
Phone : +81-662818786
Fax : +81675037150
Emai : osaka@hanahostel.com
Cost 2800 Yen

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