This morning, I could actually run for a change - the first time in almost 4 weeks. I enjoyed a beautiful run at Kojo Koen (Old Castle Park) in Takaoka. The castle was built in 1609, but was demolished in 1615 by the order of Tokugawa Shogun government.
Ducks in the moat.
A steam locomotive was displayed.
Plum blossom was starting.
A nice large playground - but it was mostly covered with snow.
Beautiful moss on the ground.
A long uphill steps.
Maeda Toshinaga, the lord that built the castle.
A trail I ran on.
Imizu Jinja Shrine - established more than 1,300 years ago.
The aerial view of the old castle park.
A picture of how it used to be some 400 years ago - it was a beautiful fortress.
Takaoka Daibutsu (Great Buddha).
The view of Takaoka Station from my hotel.