Himeji Castle, Hyogo, Japan. Also known as Shirasagi-jo "white heron castle." The grandest of Japan's 12 remaining feudal castles, dates back to 1333. In 1581 the castle was completely remodeled.

Also known as Shirasagi-jo "white heron castle." The grandest of Japan's 12 remaining feudal castles, dates back to In 1581 the castle was completely remodeled.

Himeji Castle (姫路城, Himeji-jō) is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, in the Hyōgo Prefecture. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.

Himeji Castle (姫路城, Himeji-jō) is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, in the Hyōgo Prefecture

Himeji Castle, Japan. How to plan a day trip from Kyoto, Osaka, or even Tokyo.

Day Trip to Himeji Castle in Japan

How to visit Himeji Castle on a day trip from Kyoto, Osaka, or Tokyo. How to get there, best time to go, and how to use your Japan Rail Pass.

Himeji Castle, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. This is one of the few castles that is an "original." Many Japanese castles were bombed out during WWII and rebuilt afterwards.

Himeji Castle, Hyogo Prefecture, one of the few castles that is an "original." Many Japanese castles were bombed out during WWII and rebuilt afterwards.

Ancient Himeji castle in Tokyo, Japan.

Ancient Himeji castle in Himeji, Japan. A very interesting place to see how people lived and battled yrs.

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