|fangirling trip across Japan would be so much fun...
||[Dec. 16th, 2009|07:18 pm]
I was highly amused by a post of a photo of a sign at Kasugayama Castle that refers to Mirage of Blaze at mirageofblaze. As a fangirl it makes me want to go and see for myself! It also reminded me that I'd gone to see Matsumoto Castle on this past trip. A lovely castle and the leaves were changing right then, but unfortunately I didn't take very good pics. I highly recommend going to visit when walking on bare wood in your socks won't make your toes freeze, because you have to take your shoes off and the castle is basically open to the outdoors. The stairs are FREAKY, too. It was fun if scary to climb up and down some of them, but it also made the lines really long since there were bottlenecks at each set of stairs.
Instead of my crappy pics of Matsumoto Castle, see a less crappy picture of Kaizo-ji in Kamakura:
I like this temple because it's pretty, it's close by, and it's usually pretty quiet--especially early in the morning. I made the mistake of venturing out to Hachiman-gu on a Sunday and almost died from the sheer number of people milling around. It didn't help that it was Shichi-Go-San that day so there were tons of families bringing their little kiddies. Some of the girls were so beautifully made up in kimono with shiny things in their hair. Very cute!
In any case, I do want to check out more sites that were featured in Mirage. I've gone to Nikko and Hakone before, but that was before I'd read Mirage. I want to go again so I can properly fangirl!