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Himeji Castle (Shirasagijo) (姫路城(白鷺城))

 0792851146  Hyogo Pref. Himejishi Honmachi 68

Also known as the White Heron Castle, this shining white castle is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Structures such as the castle tower built in the early Edo period still stand today, and these are also registered as National treasures and national Important Cultural Properties. One of the most prominent theories is that the castle was originally erected as a fort by Akamatsu Sadanori in 1346. Ikeda Terumasa began renovating the castle when he became the lord of the castle after the Battle of Sekigahara, expanding it into the expansive compound seen today. The castle tower is located in the southeast corner of the foundation. The castle looks to be composed of five tiers from the outside and internally is comprised of six floors above ground and one subterranean level. The castle shining a blinding white in the light of the sun is truly a beautiful sight.


9:00-16:00 (Gates shut is 17:00)
[The summer season 4/27-8/31] 9:00-17:00 (Gates shut is 18:00)
Admission fee Adults (Over 18) 1,000 yen, Children (Elementary School Students/Junior High School Students/High School Students) 300 yen

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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