These photos were taken in April 2008 of cherry blossoms season (Left) , June 2015 (Right). This castle tower was under renovation between October 2009 and March 2015.
World Heritage HIMEJI CASTLE
When I went there before the renovations, I could walk around there without seeing many tourists. But when I was there after the renovation, it was very popular and crowded, especially at the top floor of the castle.
However, I could enjoy its new appearance, which became much more white and beautiful than before.
Himeji Castle is designated as a national treasure in Japan.
Tile roof is nice design!
Can you believe it?
I found a design of a pretty heart, like the ones in the photo, in a traditional Japanese castle.
It is doing a headstand. Great!
〇△□ looks cute♪
These were made for shooting holes.
Meiji period 明治時代
Showa period 昭和時代
Heisei period 平成時代
English information is available about it.
Manhole (fire hydrant) in Himeji City Kobe, Japan
Himeji Castle is also called Heron Castle
, because the castle looks like white heron.
Photos were taken in 2008 and 2015.
Do you like samurai and ninja?