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Himeji Castle, Himeji

A World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle represents the largest structure of its kind in Japan. Constructed in the 14th century, the grandiose castle underwent several major reconstructions since then, surviving two scheduled demolitions, the 1945 bombings, and an earthquake. Admire the imposing structure from the outside, or roam the well-kept interior and labyrinthine garden paths. Put Himeji Castle into our Himeji road trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Beautiful, spectacular, monumental... Without a doubt the best Castle we visited in Japan, much better than the Osaka!
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  • Himeji Castle is good to visit. You can visit as a day trip from Osaka or Kyoto. I did it as a stop on my way to Miyajima. Also visit the gardens. By a combine castele garden ticket at the castle.  more »
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  • What a truly beautiful castle, I was not disappointed in the majesty and superiority of Himeji compared to other castles across Japan. It was by far the most breathtaking and we'll restored I have seen. The joy was not just in seeing the castle either, the moat tour was interesting and the grounds for the castle were also the most intact and sprawling for a larger area than I had seen. Many of the outer compartments and gates still maintained and gloriously presented. A must see if you wish to see Japan's historical sites.
  • Đây là một trong những kiến trúc cổ nhất còn sót lại ở Nhật Bản, là kiến trúc tiêu biểu cho các thành quách thời cận đại của Nhật Bản. Himeji đã được UNESCO công nhận là di sản thế giới (văn hóa) vào năm 1993 và di tích lịch sử đặc biệt của Nhật Bản. Nhiều bộ phận khác nhau của thành Himeji đã được công nhận là quốc bảo hoặc di sản văn hóa quan trọng của quốc gia. Thành Himeji cùng với thành Matsumoto và thành Kumamoto hợp thành cái gọi là "Ba tòa thành quý của quốc gia (tiếng Nhật: 三大国宝城, Tam đại quốc bảo thành)". Trong ba thành, thì Himeji nổi tiếng nhất. Thành Himeji được xây dựng vào năm 1346 bởi Akamatsu Sadanori, một samurai.
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