Gifu castle became Nobunaga’s primary base, an essential chess piece for the famous battle of Sekigahara and the rise of the last shogunate to control Japan.
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.
So you’ve been dreaming of traveling to Japan but you have never done it because it’s too expensive, check this guide and tell me what you think of it.
A few minutes away, in the northern part of Nagasaki you can find the area of Urakami. At the end of World War II this area became the ground zero of one of the atomic bombs that exploded in Japan.
Trains in Japan to me were always something like a hit or miss. I remember when I first entered the Skyliner from Narita to Ueno and sat in someone else’s place.
So many people have always had that deep desire to visit that one special place but never had the right company, with the time or even the same motivation, to do it and because of this they continuously postpone traveling.
I love Nagasaki, feels modern and traditional. Covered with cherry trees feels even more welcoming.
On February 2015 I took my first trip to Eastern Europe to visit a friend in Belgrade and I was very lucky to have a personalised trip around the city.
Before leaving Japan I thought about buying a cast iron tea pot to bring home as souvenir. I ended up bringing more that that from my short trip to Morioka
On the first dawn of 2015 we went to Matsushima to see the Sun rising in the horizon. The white snow made it even more perfect.