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Matsumoto Castle (松本城)- Japan National Treasure
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This is Matsumoto Castle in Matsumoto City in Nagano prefecture, Japan.

Matsumoto Castle is one of the original remaining castle in Japan and is a National treasure. Other remaining castle included the Matsue Castle in Matsue City Shimane prefecture,   or the Himeji Castle in Okayama prefecture.  This castle still have its wooden construction, unlike many other castles destroyed by fire during the WWII.  Most Japanese castle are made in higher ground, but this one was build on a flat ground.  The tree with the blooming white flower is the plum tree, entrace to this spot is also free or charge (but you have to pay to enter the castle) there are many plum trees planted in close to this castle, highly recommended.

 more info in Wikipedia

Equipment: Canon 40D, Sigma 8mm F4, Raw, manual, 420EX flash, remote, PT.Gui, nodal ninja 3 II.

Copyright: H. Adi Saputra
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Uploaded: 07/12/2009
Updated: 11/09/2014
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Tags: japan; nagano; castle; medievel; edo; travel; samurai; sigma 8mm; sigma 8mm f4; nodal ninja 3; canon 40d; matsumoto; national treasure
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