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  • All right, everybody.

  • Welcome to Matsui Castle.

  • This isn't she, Monty Prefecture on the Sea of Japan side.

  • Um, I thought I'd take you.

  • Whoa.

  • It's a little bright, isn't it?

  • It's too bright.

  • I thought I'd take you on a little tour around the castle.

  • I'm starting from the top and then moving down into the bottoms, you could see what it looks like.

  • It's absolutely beautiful.

  • And you see Charlie Lawson's around the grounds here.

  • Tapas, much castle.

  • And in the distance you can see Shinji Lake.

  • Nice.

  • I think that guy send over there.

  • No, of the river.

  • Okay, that's the pretty color boat, right?

  • It's all right.

  • You can see that.

  • There's canals and Moz and Matsu, and you could see the boat right here just moving down there.

  • Now, really slowly.

  • Shoulders wondering here as well.

  • Very beautiful.

  • Okay, it's been raining all morning.

  • That's nice set.

  • It's nice that it's sort of stopped raining because before it was absolutely miserable.

  • Morning.

  • Yeah, so I'm in months.

  • So just for the day, and what makes this castle really special is that it's in its original state.

  • There aren't many castles in Japan that are like this.

  • Most of them were destroyed either with natural disasters, earthquakes or war or fire.

  • Or, gosh, I don't know, just they're not original, but this one has survived the test of time, and it's still in that state.

  • I mean, made of wood.

  • And that's that's also what made the Japanese castle so prone to destruction because they're made of wood.

  • A lot of them, mostly would.

  • You can see the roof is also made of wood here.

  • Yeah, So I got a chance to look at the view from here.

  • So I thought maybe we'd walk down through the castle and then go outside and you could see what it looks like from that.

  • I think this is better than Major Kassell.

  • This here's a pretty steep has.

  • I like I'm not a big fan of the magic Castle because they've redone it and it's too white.

  • It looks like a Disney attraction to me.

  • Well, you have to go slow down these steps go.

  • So a lot of the a lot of the castle is sort of a museum that has armor has, you know, things that they've gone down the steps, have things that have survived through the years and they've all been collected and put in the glass.

  • Case is so the first couple of floors are like that.

  • Here's a mural I thought it was pretty interesting.

  • Depicts a lot of the history of the castle and this area and in the castles all around Japan, you can see murals like this that give a sort of pictorial history of this.

  • This is pre manga style, right?

  • I never understood why these people shave their heads, but he doesn't look very happy about it either.

  • Huh?

  • This in sort of a really touching one.

  • It's a little sad.

  • Looks like a guy's been carried away by a flood or something.

  • Castles were violent places.

  • This is a you know, of war and their areas where you could you could shoot arrows and bullets and dropped hot rocks on people.

  • And if there was any invasion, they were set up in this castle.

  • Very well.

  • You see the cherry blossoms through the gates Great here.

  • All of it's made of wood all in its original state.

  • Okay, let's keep going down.

  • Somebody be doing Maur in the next town on the only in Japan ghost site live streaming.

  • There's some really interesting places in the U.

  • N.

  • Igel area.

  • That's right.

  • And the ACM Ohashi.

  • Remember that video?

  • The big bridge That was this area.

  • So Yeah, that's Marcus behind me.

  • Oh, this is pretty cool.

  • Here.

  • You can see what the town looked like.

  • I'm done for those who saw the beginning of the feet.

  • You could see what the city looked like then And now what the city looks like now.

  • And that is what the city looked like then One bridge, one main bridge into lots and lots of everyone's everything made of wood.

  • A different city, Dan.

  • I know buildings looked looked like that that this is like the whole area.

  • This is a massive.

  • So that one was just Matsui.

  • This is more like the whole area.

  • You can see the castle and its significance in this area.

  • In the corner.

  • You'll see the castle.

  • It's right there.

  • I Hi.

  • So we're gonna go down more ninja steps.

  • Yeah.

  • Wow, These are so steep.

  • You have to go up and down them slower.

  • You fall down.

  • All right.

  • This is the first room I came into earlier, and this one has armor, and these are some bad ass armor.

  • I'm telling you, these are people I want to meet in a dark alley the most This armor's decorative, hundreds of years old.

  • I'd love to try it on, but I have a feeling these guys were not his tallest.

  • Mi hee would fit in their armor.

  • Marcus, You wouldn't fit in the armor market right now.

  • I don't know.

  • Okay, look at this.

  • Whoa, Boogie man like Freddy Krueger and not not someone I want to fight with.

  • Yeah, this guy creepy, isn't it?

  • I want to discuss this one.

  • All right, This is so I found out about this thing is where they held the gun powder and you could see it's made out of quote unquote leather, but it's in the shape of a sack.

  • Say, use your imagination and you can figure out what what what part of the animal it was made from.

  • But it was It's a natural, you know, natural shape for gunpowder.

  • Right?

  • And they have guns back.

  • Castle had old castles in Japan have a lot of the same stuff.

  • This one is very particular to Matsui.

  • The helmets and the arrows.

  • They're stuff that were found in this castle.

  • All right, so that's that's why it's good to get going to all the other castles.

  • Hey, made use the most famous one.

  • And I I like the ground a little bit, but I think it's to Disney ish from for my tastes after the renovations last year.

  • It's too white.

  • It's too.

  • Um, looks like Disney has just not a bad thing.

  • Which is not, You know, when you see this castle outside, if you stick with me for another five minutes or so, we're gonna go outside.

  • I'll show you what the castle looks like from the exterior, and then you're gonna say, Wow, this is This is so cool because it's in its original state.

  • It's an original original castle.

  • You can see that, right?

  • Okay.

  • Or masks?

  • Yeah, Yeah, he's a gruesome cheese.

  • Right.

  • You were almost done at the entrance.

  • Now you know, shocking is a lot of people visiting, elderly.

  • They look like they're in the seventies or eighties, walking up and down the steps.

  • I'm very impressed.

  • Here's the entrance.

  • Castle.

  • Let me let me just show you in here.

  • Here's the original.

  • Thank you.

  • It's original ornaments for the top of the castle.

  • Very old.

  • And a lot of the original stuff that that was replaced that Keep it in here, Gato.

  • Dude.

  • No, me.

  • What do you use so, so much castle.

  • Very, very cool.

  • Um, all of it is made of wood and stone.

  • Get those legs.

  • I love the relevant.

  • Yeah, I like that, too.

  • I mean, taking photos is Okay, So are you.

  • Honestly, sudden money.

  • You didn't see something funny?

  • Issues too big.

  • They will shoes wouldn't fit in the locker.

  • It's really what says your feet 30 12.

  • Right.

  • So he has size, size, 30 centimeter shoes, and, uh, I have 20 and 1/2 and they didn't just barely fit in the locker with the key, But I didn't know that if you have in this area of Japan, if you have a passport or for you a card, you can you get a discount on the castle.

  • So that's normally about 500 yen.

  • And for me, it cost 280 yen.

  • Just because I had my foreigner card with me, which is pretty crazy out here.

  • This is the key to the my shoes.

  • Number 94.

  • They just barely fit.

  • Had to shove.

  • It might pop open on the castle.

  • I have to take off your shoes.

  • Yes, but okay, Thanks.

  • Okay, she's back on.

  • And now we get a chance to take a look.

  • Take a look at the castle from the exterior.

  • Oh, girls.

  • Thank you.

  • Girls in kimono.

  • That's totally worked.

  • It's totally worth it.