Taking a Step Back in Time in Shikoku Mura – Part 2

Part 2 of my exploration in Shikoku Mura, the open-air museum showcasing traditional buildings and structures from Shikoku Region. This post covers a sugar cane press, a tea hall previously located along a route used by pilgrims on the Shikoku 88-Temples Pilgrimage and a series of lighthouse / lighthouse keeper’s residences.

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Okayama Castle and its Night Illumination

Okayama Castle, often called “Ujo” (Crow Castle) due to its black exterior was previously a very large complex, but was however mostly demolished during the Meiji period and destroyed during the WWII air raids. Today, most structures we see today including the castle tower is a reconstruction while the only original structure is the Tsukimi Yagura (Moon-Viewing Turret). Located just across the river from Korakuen, this castle makes a perfect combined visit if you are visiting Okayama.