Tag: JP – Himeji-jo

Himeji Castle’s Fascinating Feudal History; DHWTY; Ancient Origins

Himeji-jo, known also as Himeji Castle, is located in Himeji City, in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture. A fort was originally built during the 14th century AD on the present-day castle site, though the current structure dates to the 17 th century AD.

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World Heritage Himeji Castle fully reopens after 3-month virus hiatus; Kyodo News

Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a national treasure in western Japan, fully reopens after a three-month closure due to the spread of the new coronavirus.

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MY FAVES: Japan castles; Takahiro Takiguchi; Stripes Okinawa

Japan is home to many majestic castles. They are symbols of the country’s history, culture and pride. Showcasing some the nation’s most traditional architecture, they conjure images of samurai and warring feudal lords.

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Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Himeji Castle (Hyōgo); Nippon.com

Himeji Castle is a national treasure and was also the first site Japan to be inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage. With 1,800 somei yoshino, yaezakura, and shidarezakura trees, it is also one of Japan’s best places to view cherry blossoms, whose radiant pink petals offer a breathtaking contrast to the castle’s white walls.

Source: Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Himeji Castle (Hyōgo)

15 Best Things to do in Kobe, Japan; Natasha; The World Pursuit


Looking for the best things to do in Kobe, Japan? Natasha have you covered with the top Kobe attractions and points of interest to ensure a great time!

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The Architecture of Medieval Japan’s Himeji Castle; Mark Cartwright; Brewminate

Himeji Castle, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Built as a samurai fortress in 1581-1609 CE / Photo by André Doiron, Flickr, Creative Commons. The castle is the largest and best-preserved samurai fortification in the country.

Source: The Architecture of Medieval Japan’s Himeji Castle

A day trip to Himeji Japan (and why you need to visit); Cory Varga; You Could Travel

Japan – Himeji-jo

Wondering why to visit Himeji, Japan? Being home to the famed Himeji Castle, Himeji continues to be one of the most popular cities in Japan amongst foreigners. Find out why travellers from all around the world queue to see this UNESCO World Heritage site and learn when to visit to avoid crowds.

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Travel agency eyes a more foreigner-friendly Himeji Castle; Kosuke Tsunoda; Nikkei Asian Review

Japan – Himeji-jo

Plans include boosting language services and including the site on tours…

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In Pictures: 3D projections light up Himeji Castle in Japan; James Martin; Lonely Planet

Japan – Himeji-jo

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