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Old Posted Aug 26, 2017, 3:48 PM
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hkskyline's 2017 in Morioka, Japan

Continuing my tour of the Tohoku region (Sendai thread), Morioka is a small city where I camped out to explore neighbouring areas. From the train station, it is a comfortable 20 minute walk to the castle ruins. Morioka's golden period was during the 16-17th centuries.

Morioka Castle was built in 1609 but was demolished in 1874 as the samurai age ended. The site became a public park in 1906. However, its stone walls remain intact and this is a great place to see the mountains that give this pleasant town a lovely backdrop.

Back on street level, I headed towards the Nakatsu-gawa River, where historical buildings are clustered. This area was home to the town's wealthy merchants.

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Old Posted Aug 27, 2017, 4:03 PM
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Interesting, have never seen this city before!
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