If you take a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka, make it Himeji. The famous many-tiered white castle at Himeji is acclaimed as Japan’s most beautiful and complete historic citadel. Known as the White Egret, the hilltop castle was built in 1580. The ... 

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Himeji Castle, Kyoto

November 2011

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Himeji Castle, Kyoto

Himeji Happy Face

October 2010

They say Himeji is a happy castle, it's always smiling at you.

Himeji

October 2010

From the garden.

Himeji Side View

October 2010

A view out a window of another part of the castle.

Himeji Roof

October 2010

A cool detail of the roof and circular tiles.

Himeji Long View

October 2010

A view of the long building.

Himeji Hallway

October 2010

One of the hallways, I think this one was rebuilt.

Himeji Grounds

October 2010

Part of the grounds, a very Japanese garden.

Himeji Fish

October 2010

A detail of a fish rain spout.

Himeji Entrance

October 2010

The main entrance.

Himeji Doorway

October 2010

One of the many little doorways at the castle.

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