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Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle

 

With a history of 400 years since its construction and being deemed a national treasure, Himeji Castle, also known as 'Hakuro-jo' or White-Heron Castle, was registered as a world heritage, together with Horyuji Temple, as the first such registration involving Japanese assets. The amazing architectural beauty-coalition type castle, which consists of the grand castle tower and 3 small keep towers, and the brilliantly white walls, makes it look as if Shirasagi or a white heron was flying up in the sky. 
The castle tower has been under rennovation, and the work will continue till 2014.
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Information

Place zipcode670-0012 68 Honmachi, Himeji City
Telephone 079-285-1146
Hour 9:00-17:00 (Last entry at 16:00/1 hr extended in Jun.-Aug. )
Remark Dec. 29-31
Fee Adults ¥600, Children ¥200
Access 15 min. walk from JR /Sanyo Himeji Stn.
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