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Old October 14th, 2010, 08:27 AM   #1
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Ukiyo's Himeji! (castle) 姫路市

Himeji is a nice city in the Kinki (kansai) region of Japan (this region is contains the Osaka Metropolitan Area [and it's also my home region !!]). It's most famous for it's White Castle. Himeji Castle dates to around 1333 but its reached its current form around the late 1500s. Himeji Castle is one of the only few intact castles in Japan (it escaped war and earthquakes), it's the largest and most visited castle in Japan. It is known as the "White Heron" castle, can you see a resemblance?

Himeji Castle started rennovation in 2010, luckily I saw it before it completely started (I went to Himeji in May, 2010). It won't be possible to view Himeji for a few years, until 2015 I believe, so I went to see it one last time ^_^.

I'll add some photos everynow and then.
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Old October 14th, 2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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First here is my video, hope my voice doesn't scare you

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Old October 14th, 2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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Himeji City


Castle (unfortunately you can see the crane for the future rennovation, but it's better than nothing)

















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Old October 14th, 2010, 08:44 AM   #4
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Do you see the arrow holes?







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Old October 14th, 2010, 09:18 AM   #5
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Great pics miss - Japanese Castle design is awesome
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Old October 14th, 2010, 09:36 AM   #6
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Nice photos.

I have heard about Hemeji castle and it's great to see some photos of the real thing.
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Old October 14th, 2010, 10:17 AM   #7
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Nice photos !

I'm just a few hundred miles away from Japan , and i would love to visit this winter , but how is the weather in January ? Cold ? Snow ?
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Old October 14th, 2010, 11:41 AM   #8
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Beautiful surroundings!
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Old October 14th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #9
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Nice pics, waiting for the city ones
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Old October 14th, 2010, 02:11 PM   #10
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That particurarly castle is absolutely very nice, NihonKitty
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Japanese castle's look much more inviting than European ones


Great pictures!
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Old October 14th, 2010, 06:05 PM   #12
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Thanks so much for all of the comments

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Nice pics, waiting for the city ones
I do have some city pictures which I'll post later but it's mostly Castle pictures, thats why I put castle in parenthesis in my title. But don't worry, I have a huge thread of Kobe and Osaka still to make, and these cities are in the same region and show real urbanity
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Hey great photos, that area looks really nice
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I took a little rest and it was so peaceful where I was.
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Arrow hole







Every tile has a crest of the family "lords"









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Love the pictures, this is a place I must visit the next time I go to Japan.
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is there a reason why each arrow hole is of different shape? or is just for looks?

Nice castle thou, I'm impressed on how big it is.
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I'm not sure..my brochure didn't mention it



















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Rennovation..











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