World Heritage HIMEJI CASTLE in Hyogo, Japan 兵庫 世界遺産 姫路城

World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城Sightseeing
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城

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 Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城

World Heritage HIMEJI CASTLE
(Himeji-jo Castle)
世界遺産 姫路城

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.

World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城

Himeji Castle is designated as a national treasure in Japan.
國寳姫路城

World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城

Tile roof is nice design!

World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城

Can you believe it?
I found a design of a pretty heart, like the ones in the photo, in a traditional Japanese castle.

World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城

It is doing a headstand. Great!

World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城

〇△□ looks cute♪
These were made for shooting holes.

World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城

Meiji period 明治時代

World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城

Showa period 昭和時代

World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城

Heisei period 平成時代

大天守の鯱(しゃち)
English information is available about it.

World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城
World Cultural Heritage and National Treasure Himeji Castle 世界文化遺産 国宝 姫路城

Website

http://www.city.himeji.lg.jp/guide/castle.html

Manhole Himeji マンホール 姫路

Manhole (fire hydrant) in Himeji City Kobe, Japan

Himeji Castle is also called Heron Castle
白鷺城(しらさぎじょう・はくろじょう)
, because the castle looks like white heron.

Photo book of manholes in Japan
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BOOK WALKER


Photos were taken in 2008 and 2015.

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