弘前城紅葉

10 Best Castles to Enjoy Beautiful Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves Information Many Japanese castles are having autumn leaves festivals. Most castles are surrounded by nature. You can enjoy transition of Japanese seasons at a sight of castle. Name of Castle Hirosaki Castle (Aomori) Location Hirosaki Park Event Hirosaki Castle Chrysanthemum and Autumn Foliage Festival Event Duration October 16 – November 8, 2015 Lighting Up October 16 – Mid November, 2015、Sunset – 21:00 URL Hirosaki Castle Chrysanthemum and Autumn Foliage Festival Name of Castle Aizuwakamatsu Castle (Fukushima) Location Tsuruga-Castle Park Event Tsuruga-Castle Light Up Lighting Up October 23 – November 15, 2015. Dawn – 21:00 URL Tsuruga-Castle Light Up Name of Castle Ueda Castle (Nagano) Location Ueda Castle Park […]

Yukimura Sanada

15 Yukimura Sanada Associated Castles

Next year’s NHK drama’s hero will be Yukimura Sanada. He is one of the most popular samurai heroes in Japan. Many know him from TV games. Yukimura had been popular in Kabuki play since in Edo period (1603–1868). Japanese people love him. I will expect after this drama broad casted, Yukimura associated castles will be super crowded. So before that, I should visit all of them. History of Sanada Sanada family was a small samurai family in Shinano area current Nagano. Yukitaka (Yukimura’s grand father) gained power after he started to work for Takeda family. Takeda was one of the most powerful samurai families in Japan at that time. After […]