Yamagata

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Memory by Wabisavi

馃槑 The best part of having a JR Pass? Heading off for side trips on the spur of the moment, and never feeling guilty for stopping in a town just for a couple of hours. 饾棳饾棶饾椇饾棶饾棿饾棶饾榿饾棶 饾棖饾椂饾榿饾槅 was not on my itinerary, but my visit to Yamadera was shorter than I had expected, it was only a 30 min train ride away, and that Castle Stamp was quite attractive (I mentioned before there is a stamp rally for Japan's 100 famous castles). Well, I usually post about the best of my travels, but if I had paid 2'000楼 for that round train trip from Sendai, I would be feeling quite bitter right now 馃槪. I had if not high, at least mediocre expectations about 饾棳饾棶饾椇饾棶饾棿饾棶饾榿饾棶 饾棖饾棶饾榾饾榿饾椆饾棽, since it's on the Castle List. But of the actual castle nothing remains except for the moats and a couple of gates. I walked until my feet hurt exploring every corner of the compound to see if there was anything to see, but inside the Honmaru all there was was an overgrown, fenced off grassy hill. At least I got my stamp (the castle has no visitor office, so you have to visit some of the nearby museums to ask for the stamp). 馃崣 Pear and cherry anything


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Yamagata, Japan

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