Hirosaki Castle 弘前城
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Description This is the Kitamon Gate (North Gate), also known as the Kamenokomon Gate. This is a really well preserved masugata style gate with the walls all around it just on the other side of a bridge over a moat. I really like the gate and the style but it was very difficult to get a good picture of the big gate from inside the small masugata space with the sun just over the top of the gate in my eyes. This gate is easy to miss so make sure you check the location on the map and don't miss it.
Historical Artifacts Kitamon Gate (yagura gate - Important Cultural Property)
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Photo Time: 2010-05-21 08:40:09 JST
Hirosaki Castle views
main keep Main keep from the inside
Otemon Gate Higashimon Gate of the sannomaru.
Hirosaki7-t Kitamon Gate seen from inside the castle.
Higashiuchimon Gate Minamiuchimon Gate
Minamiuchimon Gate Hitsujisaru Yagura
Tatsumi Yagura Ushitora Yagura
main keep and moat Yoriki Guardhouse
The stone walls and moat of the honmaru north entrance. honmaru moat and Takaoka Bridge.
Mt. Iwaki and the western moat from the honmaru. moat around the ninomaru bailey
stone bridge and moat Second floor of the main keep
interior of the 3rd floor map of the castle grounds