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Hirosaki Castle Gate 2

Another shot of the Southern Gatehouse of the Hirosaki Castle grounds in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Aomori is in the north of the main island of Japan.


Hirosaki Castle is most famous for it's cherry blossoms in the springtime. There are very nice gardens and a good museum in the castle grounds, but many of the attractions, including the central keep, are closed during winter due to weather.


The day was beautifully crisp and still, and there were some wonderful reflections in the various moats.


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Taken on January 3, 2010