Sakura and Castles

Today, we ate delicious vegetarian food and saw beautiful sakura (seems to be a theme this week).

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First, we started our day by dining at Jinenan, a lovely restaurant in Irinaka.

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Next, we went to Inuyama, a cute town north of Nagoya.

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Inuyama Castle is one of the few remaining original castles in Japan.

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A close-up of the castle.

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I took this shot from inside the castle.

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I was trying to get myself some sakura ice cream, but they were sold out. The other flavors were fabulously translated…

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Instead of ice cream, we got cake sets. Teddy got a chocolate tart and coffee.

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I got New York cheesecake and tea.

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These beautiful blossoms were down by the Kiso River.

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Weeping sakura by the river.

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This Naito Pabu made us smile.

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A beautiful raked stone garden.

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A cute fox at an Inari Shrine.

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An awesome dragon at – are you ready for this name? – Daihonzannaritasannagoyabetsuin Daishoji. Really, that is the name of this temple.

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One of the retainers of Fudo-Myou.

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A big Daibutsu from the 1950s.

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After Inuyama, we went back to Kamiotai, got off, bought some snacks at the conbini, and went to Nagoya Castle.

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Sakura and Nagoya Castle at Night.

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Another angle of the castle.

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After Nagoya Castle, we went to Sakae for a little while.

That’s all for today!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Lange
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 06:35:02

    The picture from inside the castle is really interesting….the combination of new and old. The cherry blossoms are awesome!!!


  2. Marie Elder
    Apr 04, 2014 @ 02:48:37

    Great pictures……the blossoms are so pretty!


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