Spot report – Hikone Castle and Genkyu-en Garden (2017-06-08)

Last weekend, Webmaster went to Shiga Prefecture for his personal business and had a short visit to Hikone Castle and adjacent Japanese garden called Genkyu-en.

  

 

Access: Shin-osaka (shinkansen 0:35) Maibara (local train 0:05) Hikone (walk 0:15) @ or Tokyo (shinkansen 2:30) Maibara (local train 0:05) Hikone (walk 0:15) @

 

The donjon of the castle is designated as National Treasure.

 

The castle was built in 1607 by a feudal lord Ii Naomasa.

The statue of Mr. Ii Naomasa in front of Hikone Station.

 

Genkyu-en is a part of the former residence of the lord.

    

 

Seiryo-ji Temple, the family temple of Ii clan.

  

 

Omi beef steak lunch

 

Luckily, Webmaster saw by chance the acrobatic flying of Blue Impulse, the acrobatic flying team of the Self-Defence Force.

 

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