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Himeji Castle Day Trip

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Himeji has always been one of my favorite castles in Japan. It was the first one I visited on my first trip to Japan in 2002, and my first UNESCO World heritage Site. And with it being one of the largest, mostly in-tact castles in Japan, it leaves such a visual impression on one's memory that is hard to beat at more modernized castles (lookin' at you' Osaka Castle).


Built in the early 1300s, Himeji Castle is one of the best examples of traditional Japanese castle architecture. It's also been rebuilt several times, survived a city bombing during WWII, and survived the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, so you can see why it's so revered in castle circles.

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A scale model of the castle from the feudal era.






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