Kuretake Inn Kakegawa
10-2 Ekimae, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, 436-0077, Japan
More about Kakegawa
Decoration of Ryugein Otamaya
Torii Entrance Near The Tamon Shrine
Viewing the pond from the floating Hut
inside the castle
Travel Tips for Kakegawa
A great many castles have burned to the ground from fires caused by earthquakes, lightning and attack.
Imaginary creature with the head of a tiger and body of a fish call SHACHI or SHACHIHOKO were frequently used as roof ornaments in Edo period (1600-1868) .
Just look at any castle top , tower gates, and samurai homes. These fish-shaped ornaments are placed at both ends of the main roof ridge, with the male Shachi placed on the left and the female Shachi on the right.
The creatures are thought to provide protection against fire, as they are attributed with the power to control rain.
"Visit Mal's Bar"
Mal's Bar is the number one entertainment solution when visiting Kakegawa City or anywhere in Shizuoka Prefecture for that matter. It is run by an internationally know former TV news correspondent for CBS and CNN who has been residing in Japan for more than 25 years. Mal's Bar is a slice of home in the heart of Japan. Occasional live entertainment, great food, interesting people, international environment, warm and friendly service, cheap prices and then there's Big Daddy Mal whose knowledge and experience of Japan will make your visit worth it all. A must stop. See more at www.totown.net/malsbar.htm - The greatest little American Bar and Restaurant in all of Northeast Asia.
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