Friday, July 06, 2007

Matsumoto Castle

This castle sits in the middle of Matsumoto, a small city that lies in the shadows of the mountains of Nagano. Surrounded by a moat, the castle was also used as a defense against hostile invaders. I believe it was built sometime in the 1500s.

Here's the Wiki entry for Matsumoto Castle.

When entering the castle, we were given plastic bags in which to put our shoes since they were not allowed inside. Much of the interior flooring were made of wood so my guess is that we had to remove our shoes so we don't damage the floors.

August 5, 2004, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.


Ferdz said...

This is amazing. Japan has always been one of my holy grails and would really wish to travel to that country someday. And I really enjoyed the rest of the photos. Wish to travel to those places as well. :D

tutubi said...

they don't really allow shoes inside houses and temples in japan

that's why you'll be given a pair of slippers to wear inside

japan is also one of my dream destinations

one of these days I will visit my brother who lives there

banggigay said...

e-rod! grabe! napaka-diverse ng mga places you've been to. and now look who's been all over? ;-)