Katsuren Castle

Katsuren castle was built on a hill overlooking the Katsuren Peninsula. Nowadays,  only the stone walls that were once protecting the castle against intruders remain. In ancient times,  the local government controlling the castle was conducting trade with foreign nations, as evidenced by the Roman currency found during excavations.  The castle site is now well known for the beautiful scenery it offers to its visitors. 

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Country: Japan
Area : Kyushu area
Prefecture : Okinawa-ken
City : Uruma-shi
District : Katsurenhaebaru
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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