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Himeji Castle, know as Hakuro-jo or Shirasagi-jo, "White Egret Castle" or "White Heron Castle," is one of the most unique and beautiful castles I have ever visited.
Acording to historians, Himeji Castle is the "finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture" and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

LINK TO WIKIPEDIA'S PAGE ON THE HIMEJI CASTLE

TRAVEL: 1998


This location has earned an over-all three-and-a-half star (good+) rating from
Travel Fanatics Unlimited
*****

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Roof lines of Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan, 1998.


  
Wall details, Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan, 1998.


  
Me, Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan, 1998.
(photo by Ryan Chamberlin)



Gateway, Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan, 1998.


  
Interior details, Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan, 1998.



School children enjoy the grounds with a flower show in the background.
Roof lines of Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan, 1998.



Diagram of Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan, 1998.




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