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Hirosaki Castle Park

After visiting Aomori City in the morning, I went to Hirosaki City to visit the Hirosaki Castle Park for the rest of the day. And so my Tohoku tour continued. Visited: May 4th 2012 On the left photo you see the main reason for my...

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Aomori City

After getting soaked on the Shimokita Peninsula I was off to Aomori City where I only intended to stay one night in a hotel. In the morning I wanted to move on to Hirosaki, but the weather was just as bad as the day before when...

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Driving in Japan

I’ve lived in Japan for several years. However, my first 4 years I spent in trains or on my bicycle. In my 5th year I finally got a Japanese driver’s license and since then I’ve been driving in Japan a lot...

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Osorezan: Mt. Osore (Shimokita Peninsula)

After visiting Ne Castle in Hachinohe in the early morning I rushed to my train to get to the Shimokita Peninsula, having the typhoon right behind me. Unfortunately the trains weren’t running anymore at that time and buses...

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Ne Castle in Hachinohe

After enjoying the Senshu Park in Akita City and the former castle and samurai town Kakunodate I left Akita Prefecture to explore Aomori Prefecture. I started extremely early in the morning, because I had a tight schedule for the...

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Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture

After spending the morning in Akita City’s Senshu Park, I was off to Kakunodate in the afternoon. If you just go to the Senshu Park in Akita and do nothing else, then you can easily also visit Kakunodate and enjoy...

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Akita: Senshu Park

After visiting one of the most devastated regions of Tohoku (due to the tsunami and earthquake of March 2011) I moved on to Akita Prefecture. My first stop was Akita City before leaving to visit Kakunodate on the same day. This...