The ruins of Nihonmatsu Castle

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The ruins of Nihonmatsu Castle

The ruins of Nihonmatsu Castle
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Vermont6,584 contributions
Kasumi-ga-jō Park - lovely sakura!!
Apr 2019
Kasumi-ga-jō, the ruined castle at Nihonmatsu, was not really the focus of our visit. The sakura there were our target and they were at peak on April 16 when we visited. 

We spent a long time at the first (reconstructed) gate trying to capture a photo with no people - it required a lot of patience.

The climb to the top of the castle mount is easy offers many places for stopping and viewing nature. There are several view points, many natural features including sakura, ponds, shaped trees and a tea house.

Do climb to the top of the mountain for a spectacular view of snow-covered mountains, yellow fields of mustard flowers (nanohana) and hundreds if not thousands of sakura. From here you can walk on the stone castle ramparts and take in the expansive 360 degree views.
Written March 27, 2020
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Risa
Nihonmatsu, Japan11 contributions
Fety doll chrysanthemums
Oct 2019 • Solo
Nandray anjara tamin'n fety doll Chrysanthemum aho tany amin'ny chastlen'i Nihonmatsu.Afaka nijery doll vita amin'ny voninkags * Chrysanthemum tany amin'ny castlen'i Nihonmatsu .Nahatsapa kolontsaina Japoney aho ka nahafinaritra ah io fety io. Afaka nisotro toaka Japoney sy nihinana sakafo Japoney. Ohatran'ny Tofu *soja sy trondro any vary amin'n baolina irany. Tsara ny toerana mianatra momba ny kolontsaina Japoney.Tena tsara be loatra sy lehibe ny castlen'i Nihonmatsu.
Written October 22, 2019
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nori
5 contributions
Nihonmatsu's Chrysanthemum Dolls
Oct 2019
2019/10/1~11/17
There is free parking
There is an exhibition of chrysanthemum flowers that are the family crests of the Japanese Imperial Family.
It held on this castle and the atmosphere of flowers and castles was very good.
The style of blooming hundreds of flowers from a single plant was very cool and amazing.
I visited on Oct 21st but I thought that the best season was about a week later.
I think that is a good spot to learn Japanese culture, because Mt Adatara and hot spring town were nearby.
I ate ramen after the visit.
Written October 22, 2019
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Neha
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Chrysanthemums are beautiful
Oct 2019 • Friends
The chrysanthemum doll festival is held here from October to November. I really liked it because I could see many chrysanthemums in a beautiful and historic park. I didn’t know much about chrysanthemums, but they seem to be popular and the national emblem of Japan.
There is a contest held there and the award-winning flowers were very beautiful!! There were many dolls with dresses made of according to a famous Japanese story.
The people in Nihonmatsu are very kind and we can feel the true Japan here ☺︎
Written October 22, 2019
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Wyre L
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Beyond Beatiful!
Oct 2019 • Couples
The Nihonmatsu Chrysanthemum Figures Exhibition is one of the best tourist spots I've ever seen.
It is held at Fukushima Prefectural Kasumigajo Castle Parkand held annually from October to November.
I think it was so beatiful and I couldn't imagine how they managed to grow these chrysanthemums.
Some of them look literally like Rakugan, Japanese traditional confectionary made of soybean and rice flour mixed with sugar.
If you like to take beautiful photos, you better to go there!
Written October 21, 2019
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Norah
Nihonmatsu, Japan11 contributions
Splendid Chrysanthemums Dolls in Nihonmatsu
Oct 2019 • Friends
Jbapan is well-known for cherry blossoms in spring and for Chrysanthemums in autumn.
Chrysanthemums is symbolic flower for the Imperial Throne. Nihonmatsu in October is very good season for enjoying a large variety of Chrysanthemums at Kasumigashiro Park. More than 30,000 Chrysanthemum were shown with the scenery of ‘The tale of Genji’. As the explanation was give in Chinese and Japanese, it was very helpful to understand its story. I could fully experience in Japanese culture and literary.
There are so many stalls around the exit so that we could enjoy Japanese street food too.
Written October 21, 2019
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T. Pasquini
Belo Horizonte, MG11 contributions
A Historical and Beautiful Event in October
Oct 2019 • Friends
I recommend you go to the ruin of Nihonmatsu castle, it takes about three hours from Tokyo by car, and you can find one ruin of castle on the hill. There isn’t real castle though, it’s famous for the one of 100 Japanese beautiful castle.

Especially in fall, the Chrysanthemum Dolls Festival takes place in there. Of course, chrysanthemum is Japanese national flower, there are so many kinds of them and gardeners are breeding new kinds each years. Moreover, they take place competitive show. The domed shaped chrysanthemums are the most beautiful and attractive. You must see it.

This year’s theme was The Tale of Genji, which is the oldest novel in the human history. Gardeners chose some impressive scenes and decorated each characters with flowers. It was so Japanesque.
There are also Japanese soul foods and souvenirs such as Sake, traditional cakes, and handicrafts. I ate a deep fried tofu with Miso and grilled sweetfish. That’s Awesome!

I totally enjoyed this festival. It’s not crowded, I really recommend you visit there when you are in Japan.
Written October 21, 2019
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TomoyoN
4 contributions
What a beautiful chrysanthemum doll’sfestibal.
Oct 2019 • Friends
I went to the chrysanthemum doll’s festibal.
There was a beautiful chrysanthemum doll’sdress.
It was wonderful.
You should go there to see it.
Written October 21, 2019
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淳 佐
7 contributions
Nihonmatsu's Chrysanthemum Dolls
Oct 2019
From October to November, a fantastic and traditional festival is held in Nihonmatsu.
Japanese traditional dolls dress up with colorful chrysanthemums, tell us about Japanese history with traditional music.
You will be overwhelmed by over 30,000 of chrysanthemums!
About 80,000 people come to this event every year!
Lovers of camera should come here because you can take unique photos of the Nature and Tradition.
You can also eat and drink Japanese traditional and delicious foods and sake, and can buy local souvenirs!
I do recommend you to experience a precious time in Nihonmatsu, especially in this event!
I'll be back in the next year!
Written October 21, 2019
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GordonAdelaide
Nihonmatsu, Japan130 contributions
Get fit while learning the history
Jan 2019 • Couples
We have regularly been walking around the park that surrounds the ruins of the castle.
The paths are sometimes steep and offer a good cardio workout.
There are plaques at various spots that explain their place in the history of the site in both Nihongo and English.
Its worth climbing to the top of the castle ruins for the view of the surrounding countryside including Mt Adatara. Good for sunsets!
From the top of the park you can join a walking path running 2.7km along the ridges between Nihonmatsu Station and the Castle that takes you to the back of the Cultural Centre.
After tramping around the Castle its good to stop in at the coffee shop opposite the main entrance for coffee or tea and a restorative chocolate gateau.
Written January 18, 2019
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