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  1. David R Munson

    Services Photography services available (portrait and other)

    Do you need a photographer? Do you know someone who needs a photographer? Out of respect for the the forum, I'm not going to try to pitch you anything directly here, only make it known that I am available to provide photographic services in the Tokyo area. Whether you need a portrait made or...
  2. Sugaya Castle

    Travel Sugaya Castle

    Sugaya Castle (菅谷城) is located in Ranzan, Hiki District, in Saitama Prefecture and allegedly the site of the former residence of Hatakeyama Shigetada, an important retainer of the Kamakura Shogunate in the early Kamakura period (1185-1333). The castle was designated a National Historic Site in...
  3. Ogura Castle

    Travel Ogura Castle

    Ogura Castle (小倉城) is a Sengoku-era hilltop castle located in Tokigawa Town, Saitama Prefecture. It stretched over three mountain ridges and was situated just 600 meters from the Tsuki River, forming a natural stronghold that allowed to monitor the traffic on the river. It was fortified with...
  4. Tenjinyama Castle

    Travel Tenjinyama Castle

    This article is about castle ruins that are a little bit different from what we usually explore. Tenjinyama Castle (天神山城) is located in Nagatoro, Saitama Prefecture, on top of a hill on the eastern bank of the Arakawa River. The map is based on Google Earth; the location of the enclosure may...
  5. Hachigata Castle Park

    Hachigata Castle Park

    埼玉県名所巡り-彩情景 「鉢形城公園」 / Tour attractions in Saitama Prefecture. 寄居町鉢形にある「鉢形城公園」になります。 日本100名城の一つで、天然の地形を活かした 城を築いたとされています。 当時の様子を垣間見ることができる、貴重な史跡となっています。 它坐落在寄居Hachigata為"Hachigata城公園" 它是日本的一個100的城堡,並建有城堡是採取自然地形的優勢。所以可以一睹狀態的時候,和寶貴的歷史遺跡。
  6. Hachigata Castle

    Travel Hachigata Castle

    Hachigata Castle (鉢形城), located in Yorii-machi, Saitama Prefecture, is a hilltop castle (山城 yamashirō) that formed a natural fortress between the Arakawa River and the Fukazawa River. Modern-day Yorii is a vital traffic hub where JR Hachikō Line, Tōbu Tōjō Line and Chichibu Railway intersect...
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    Travel Sakura viewing spots in Saitama

    Can someone please give me references about cherry blossom viewing spots within Saitama area? I would be very thankful if you also tell me the best viewing date.
  8. Iwatsuki Castle

    Travel Iwatsuki Castle

    Iwatsuki Castle (岩槻城) was constructed in the mid-15th century in what is now Saitama City in Saitama Prefecture. It was the residence of the Ota (太田) clan in the early 16th century and afterwards taken over by the Late Hōjō. During Toyotomi Hideyoshi's siege of Odawara Castle in 1590, the castle...
  9. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Entrance to the ancient grave site located in Yoshimi, Saitama Prefecture
  10. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    The ancient grave cluster in Yoshimi, Saitama Prefecture
  11. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    The ancient grave cluster in Yoshimi, Saitama Prefecture
  12. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Grave entrances at the main cluster
  13. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Entrance to a grave carved into the sandstone
  14. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Grave entrances carved into the sandstone
  15. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Entrance to a grave in Yoshimi; the pedestal for the coffin is clearly visible on the left
  16. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    The grave hill of Yoshimi
  17. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    The rare kind of fluorescent moss - higarigoke - found in some of the graves
  18. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Tunnels dug at the end of WWII by Korean labourers, meant to hold a production line for the Nakajima Aircraft Factory
  19. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Tunnels dug at the end of WWII by Korean labourers, meant to hold a production line for the Nakajima Aircraft Factory
  20. Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Yoshimi Hyakuana

    Tunnels dug at the end of WWII by Korean labourers, meant to hold a production line for the Nakajima Aircraft Factory
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