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In between the Kakegawa Castle and the Palace (二の丸御殿) is the Tea Room (二の丸茶室), it was a nice surprise to have a chance to try the green tea produced right at Kakegawa prepared by the tea master!

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Before we left Kakegawa, we also visited the Kakegawa Castle (掛川城天守閣).  This is my first time in a Japanese castle and it was great seeing one.

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Nearly forgot to post about the Green House at Kamo Iris Garden. This is a green house that has a traditional Japanese building appearance but has transparent roofs to let light through. It is quite something to see as there are so many plants inside.

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After spending a night at Kakegawa, we were heading out to out next destination – Osaka. But not before we explored a little bit more of Kakegawa and it’s castle.  Here are some photos around the city of Kakegawa.

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After we finished visiting the Kamo Iris Garden, we headed back to our friends’ place for a brief visit. I found the scenery of country side Japan quite relaxing and carefree.

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Our friends at Kakegawa took us to an Iris garden and it is a great experience visiting a traditional Japanese villa that has a sunroom for the flowers when they are not in season. Iris are not blooming in this season but we did get to see a lot of them in the sunroom.  But before I show you the sunroom, I would like to show you the villa.

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Haranoya Station (原谷駅) is an old train station that is both an operating station as well as a tourist attraction in Kakegawa. It is fascinating to see an old train station as this is something definitely difficult to find around Tokyo area.  It is like visiting a scene in an anime!

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We arrived at Kakegawa (掛川), a town west of Shizuoka.  We were excited to see the country side of Japan. This is also my first time travel outside of Tokyo during a trip to Japan.

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