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24 Hours in Osaka Posted by on Jul 28, 2016

Osaka (大阪市 Ōsaka-shi) is the second largest city in Japan, and one of the largest in the world. With just a day to spend here, head to the Osaka Castle and spend some time exploring the scenic park that surrounds. When night falls, check out Dotonbori – a neon-lit area full of karaoke bars, pachinko…

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Top Five Japanese Castles Posted by on Aug 13, 2010

If I could give a description of Japan, one of the things I would say is, “Japan is the land of castles”.   One such example is Himeji jō (姫路城,) or Himeji Castle. The castle is located in Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県,) and is one of the largest castles in Japan. At the center of the…

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Japanese Castles Posted by on Mar 30, 2009

Like the medieval castles of Europe, the castles of Japan were meant to be a fortress against attacks.  The general term for castle is shiro (城), but when the word for castle is a proper noun, the word castle is pronounced as joo (城) is attached.  For example Chihaya castle would be pronounced as chihayajoo (千早城)…

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