The Kyoto Imperial Palace is located within the Imperial Park which is huge and both are free to visit.
Osaka Castle isn't the original castle. It was rebuilt several times and the one currently standing in Osaka was built 1931. It's more of a castle grounds with a few replica buildings up, such as Tenshukaku, or the castle museum. The museum is about Hideyoshi Toyotomi who had the original castle built in 1583. Several [...]
In Lexington there's a castle. The castle while surviving a fire and being passed around is currently an inn, where rooms go for $185-$595 per night, to being an event space of $4300 per night. Also for much cheaper you can buy tickets to a murder mystery event for about $75. (Still expensive, but it's [...]
Our next stop on our busy tourist day was Nijo Castle. Which was undergoing some construction. After paying to get in, 600 yen, we went in Ninomaru palace which was a hauntingly beautiful experience. The castle was built in 1603. Ninomaru palace is where the shogun would live and work while in Kyoto. The corridors are Nightingale floors [...]
Our fourth day in London was another full day of tours. We got on a bus and our first stop was to Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle is reachable via train but we went on our a tour bus. We wandered around the castle grounds and looked at the state apartments. Windsor Castle is the largest [...]
For my last road trip I went to the Bristol Renaissance Faire on the border of Wisconsin and Illinois. We actually passed Six Flags Great America on our way. The Faire is open from 10am until 7pm on the weekends from July through September 1st (Labor Day, the only Monday they're open). My aunt and I left [...]