Sunday, September 6, 2009

Chateau D. Kamiya

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Yesterday my friends and I decided to go a little bit further from Tokyo and Chiba. Ibaraki Prefecture, not to be misspelled as Ibaragi, was our destination. Ibaraki is located in the northeastern part of Kantou region.


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The places that we went yesterday were located in Ushiku (牛久).

Ushiku Station
It takes around 50 minutes from Ueno to Ushiku Station with Joban Line. Be careful when you use the Joban Line because the train only comes once every 20 minutes.

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From the Ushiku station, it took around 10 minutes walk.

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Lake Ushiku is said to be the birthplace of Kappa. Sadly, we didn't have time for some Kappa hunting.

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And this is our destination. Chateau D. Kamiya.

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Fans of Hanazakari no Kimitachi e should know this place well. The live action drama was shot in here. We didn't know it when we decided to go to this place though. ^^

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Chateau D. Kamiya was the first full-scale winery in Japan. It was built in 1903 by Denbei Kamiya.

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Designed with French-style architectures in mind, this chateau was beautifully made.

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The most interesting place was the wine cellar. This was my first time going inside the wine cellar.

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Inside this wine cellar, you could find lots of wine barrels and tools used for wine production.

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You could also learn the history of the Chateau in here.

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And as you can expected, the wine shop was there, located at the end of ours wine cellar journey.

Wine

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Virtual cookies for you if you know all the wines.

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And that's the end of ours wine journey. Fortunately, that's not the end of ours Ushiku photoshoot. I'll save it for the next post. See you on the next post !

2 comments:

Kodomut said...

Lovely pictures as always.

Really amazing architecture, not too sure if Singapore has these type of coloquial architecture!

vincento said...

Nice pictures! I went here too (well, lived 1 year in Ushiku), took pictures in hanami season...

http://vincentosshrine.com/?p=486

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