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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Himeji-jo Castle

Post #3 of Castles Week
Located in the southwestern part of JAPAN's Honshū island, Himeji-jo at the heart of Himeji city in Hyōgo Prefecture is a 17th-century hilltop castle with a recent renovation. Nicknamed white heron for its pristine white plastered walls, Himeji-jo boasts over 80 buildings in the castle complex and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to more information, this UNESCO webpage features an image gallery. Visitors and map readers will find Himeji-jo located to the west of Kobe and Osaka cities.

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