On a hilltop

The firm-standing castle

And fresh new leaves!

Marugame castle on Kameyama (turtle mountain) in Marugame City is very close to the hotel I am staying today. The “Tenshu” on the top of the mountain is not a house for living in but a defense tower. The 3 level wooden tower is connected by increadible steep stairs – hard to climb for armored samurais.