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  1. Minakuchi Castle

    Minakuchi Castle

    Signpost in front of Minakuchi Castle
  2. Map of Minakuchi-jo

    Map of Minakuchi-jo

    Historic map of Minakuchi Castle
  3. Minakuchi Castle

    Minakuchi Castle

    Gate, bridge and moat of Minakuchi Castle
  4. Minakuchi Castle

    Minakuchi Castle

    The bridge over and moat and the entrance gate to Minakuchi Castle
  5. Gate

    Gate

    The gate to Minakuchi Castle
  6. Yagura

    Yagura

    The reconstructed yagura (corner turret) of Minakuchi Castle
  7. Demaru gate

    Demaru gate

    Gate to the demaru of Minakuchi Castle
  8. Diorama of Minakuchi Museum

    Diorama of Minakuchi Museum

    A historic diorama of Minakuchi Castle. One can see the resemblence to Nijo Castle in Kyoto.
  9. Minakuchi Museum

    Minakuchi Museum

    The friendly lady at the local museum (水口歴史民俗資料館, Minakuchi rekishi minzoku shiryōkan) housed in the yagura of Minakuchi Castle. She serves the rare visitors tea and shows them the video on local history and customs.
  10. Ninomaru

    Ninomaru

    The ninomaru (second bailey) of Minakuchi Castle.
  11. Minakuchi-Okayama

    Minakuchi-Okayama

    View onto the hill where the former Minakuchi-Okayama Castle was located.
  12. Minakuchi Furusato Museum

    Minakuchi Furusato Museum

    Minakuchi, a way station along the Tokaido Road, was famous for its delicate basket-weaving crafts.
  13. Minakuchi Furusato Museum

    Minakuchi Furusato Museum

    Minakuchi, a way station along the Tokaido Road, was famous for its delicate basket-weaving crafts.
  14. Minakuchi Furusato Museum

    Minakuchi Furusato Museum

    Fertility symbol (?)
  15. Minakuchi Furusato Museum

    Minakuchi Furusato Museum

    A yogi (), a heavy kimono-like quilt
  16. Minakuchi Furusato Museum

    Minakuchi Furusato Museum

    Textiles and fabrics produced in Minakuchi.
  17. Minakuchi Castle

    Minakuchi Castle

    Minakuchi Castle (), aka Hekisui Castle, is a flatland castle located in Koga, Shiga Prefecture, and was constructed in 1634 by Tokugawa Iemitsu as a way station he could stay at during his travels between Kyoto and Edo. It resembled Nijo Castle in Kyoto. it was dismantled in the Meiji period...
  18. Minakuchi Castle

    Minakuchi Castle

    Minakuchi Castle (), aka Hekisui Castle, is a flatland castle located in Koga, Shiga Prefecture, and was constructed in 1634 by Tokugawa Iemitsu as a way station he could stay at during his travels between Kyoto and Edo. It resembled Nijo Castle in Kyoto. it was dismantled in the Meiji period...
  19. Minakuchi Castle

    Minakuchi Castle

    Minakuchi Castle (), aka Hekisui Castle, is a flatland castle located in Koga, Shiga Prefecture, and was constructed in 1634 by Tokugawa Iemitsu as a way station he could stay at during his travels between Kyoto and Edo. It resembled Nijo Castle in Kyoto. it was dismantled in the Meiji period...
  20. Minakuchi Castle

    Minakuchi Castle

    Minakuchi Castle (), aka Hekisui Castle, is a flatland castle located in Koga, Shiga Prefecture, and was constructed in 1634 by Tokugawa Iemitsu as a way station he could stay at during his travels between Kyoto and Edo. It resembled Nijo Castle in Kyoto. it was dismantled in the Meiji period...
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