Thursday, August 30, 2007

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle which is a perfectly preserved feudal era castle located near Kobe, on the way from Tokyo to Hiroshima. Because of its white color, it is also known as the White Egret Castle. Also because of its white color, I switched to black & white for the rest of my pictures.
The main part of the castle where you can walk around polished wood floors and walk up steep stairways to the 6th floor.
Sitting in the shade of a gate, hoping for the slightest breeze, and trying not to think about how hot it is.
A view of the castle's walls and the rest of the city from the 6th floor of the main building.
Decorative crests on the walls of the castle.

Ringing the bell on the 6th floor of the castle.
A guard trying to stay cool out in the main courtyard.

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