Kumamoto 熊本

Kumamoto jo is the most impressive castle I’ve ever seen. I know its one of the top three in Japan, but for me, this dark enclosed gigantic castle is even more impressive than the delicate white high Himeji Jo. I dare say that if Himeji is the beautiful shinny lady on top of the world kind of castle. Kumamoto is the somber, sturdy, boy version. Such a powerfull energy.

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Kyoto 京都

One last day in Kyoto, and it was time for some lesser known beautiful places in Kyoto. The Ginkaku ji and the Nanzen ji are two beautiful examples of pavilions converted into Zen temples. Also, hidding behind the Nanzen ji we found an impressive Meiji period aqueduct. Something I never expected to find in Kyoto.

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