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Travel Masugata Castle

  1. Hiroto Uehara

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    Hiroto Uehara submitted a new Article:

    Masugata Castle

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  2. Lothor

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    To be honest, I don't have much interest in castles but I had the day off today and decided to visit the area since I'd never been there before. If you live in Tokyo and are hankering for a bit of fresh air, birdsong and greenery, I highly recommend the area.
     
  3. thomas

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    We're living very close to Ikuta Park and have visited Nihon Minka-en as well as the Okamoto Museum many times, but never knew about the castle. Thanks Uehara-san! :emoji_smile:
     
  4. thomas

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    We finally made it to Masugata Castle in GW, but for those interested in castle ruins there isn't much to see.

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    Artifacts found in situ

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    Path leading up to the former donjon

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    Splendid view over Tokyo: Ikebukuro with the Sunshine 60 building on the left, Shinjuku in the centre, and Tokyo Skytree

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    The visitor platform on the grounds of the former donjon

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