Ono in the fall
We took a short trip to Ono city in Fukui prefecture’s eastern mountains. My mom (Bubbe) wanted to see a real Japanese castle, and Ono is supposed to be very nice at this time of year.
Ono city is on a flat piece of land surrounded by mountains, with one lonely mountain in the middle. People who have long since passed decided to build a castle on that lonely mountain. It was a good strategy at the time, but that didn’t prevent the castle from being burnt down a few times before we ended up with the version we have today. The castle was where we spent most of our time in Ono city during our visit.