Matsumoto Castle, Japan Matsumoto
Matsumoto Castle is the main historical attraction of the city, preserved in its original form, supplemented by a collection of firearms, despite the steep stairs, not a tiring visit.
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The Japanese cherish the traditions of their country. Every detail of the New Year celebration in the country of the rising sun is symbolic - dishes of the festive table, decorations, customs, gifts. As in Russia, it is customary to celebrate New Year in Japan on January 1. However, almost all employees go on vacation on December 29-30. The festive period in the country is called the "Golden Week".
Preparation begins in early December.
Holiday fairs and bazaars open. It is here that you can buy basic gifts, souvenirs, amulets, talismans and other ritual items necessary for the New Year. Hamaimi - blunt arrows with white plumage, which protect the house from troubles and evil forces.
Takarabune - boats with rice and other treasures, on which seven gods sit, symbolizing prosperity and happiness. Such boats, as well as pictures depicting the seven gods, are placed under the pillow on New Year's Eve to have a prophetic dream.
The island has long been a religious center, due to which a considerable number of temples and sanctuaries have been preserved on it. If you get to Hiroshima, then it is definitely worth a call. A one-way trip takes less than an hour. Sailing to the island, you can see one of the main symbols of Japan - Torii, standing in the water (at high tide). It is advisable to catch a tide, since Torii and the main sanctuary of the island look much better in high water. You need to spend several hours in Miyajima, otherwise you will not even see the main attractions. Worth trying the local fried oysters. Just like in Nara, there are arrogant deer here who hunt by begging, and for lack of a better one they eat paper and plastic.
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A very beautiful castle, I can’t even believe that it is a military fortress, it is too beautiful and picturesque.
Near the castle there is a street dedicated to frogs. The whole street is souvenir shops. A lot of cute things that are more likely to be works of art than standard tourist rubbish. I took five frogs with me.
By the way, to the left of the entrance to the fortress there is a booth of volunteer guides who will give you a free tour of the castle in English.
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The area with the crazy energy of the big city. In the evening, when the backlight turns on, as if you are in another dimension !! A huge number of restaurants and shops. Be sure to take a boat trip along the canals. You will see Osaka from a different angle. True, the last boat leaves at 20:00.