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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, 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

Pearl White Himeji Castle in Spring, Hyogo, Japan

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Castles are usually associated with Europe and the Middle East, but you’ll also find them in places such as Japan. One of the loveliest Japanese castles is Himeji Castle, about 70 miles west of Kyoto, dating from the 14th century. Sometimes called the White Heron Castle for its white exterior, Himeji Castle is Japan’s largest and most visited castle. It’s also one of the best-preserved, being one of the few Japanese castles to survive virtually intact to the present day.

One of the loveliest Japanese castles is Himeji Castle, about 70 miles west of Kyoto, dating from the century. Sometimes called the White Heron Castle for its white exterior, Himeji Castle is Japan’s largest and most visited castle.

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