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Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

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Wes Davis (USA)
Jesse Dockins (USA)
Akira Mizoshita (Japan)

Date
Nov 12, 2010

The visit of Hikone’s castle and its surroundings was definitely a lot of fun. Meeting with Hikonyan, riding the rikshaw, entering this centuries-old castle, learning about the history of the city… We think everybody can find his interest. We would like to give a special mention to the rikshaw driver, who was really funny and shared his knowledge about the city’s history with passion.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Hikone Castle sits beautifully on top of a hill overlooking Hikone and Biwako.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Make sure you are ready for the long stone step climb to the top. But do to take time to enjoy the beauty.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Up close the castle seems much humbler and it is hard to believe you can see it from miles around.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Don't forget to take your shoes off at the entrance to the castle.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Inside, the wood truly shows the age of the castle.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Wow, people were short back then.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Various artifacts from the construction of the castle and throughout history.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Ceramic decorations.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Here comes Hikonyan! Tight fit thru the door.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Hikonyan puts a smile on everyone's face.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Dancing cat!

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    We are in the presence of the cutest mascot in the world.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    The smartest Rikshaw driver in Japan!

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Incredible! And I live here!

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Stupid faces cannot always be avoided.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Hikone Castle Moat.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    You cannot believe the leaves around the castle!

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Remains of the outer castle wall.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Our mobile classroom and hardworking teacher.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    The castle somehow manages to peak thru the trees and into view from just about everywhere.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    The castle somehow manages to peak thru the trees and into view from just about everywhere.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Once again my face ruins the beautiful scenery.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Rolling thru the streets of Hikone in style.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Headed down castle road.

  • Japanese History, unpolished – Hikone Castle

    Cannot quite compete with that pose.

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