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A Visit to Himeji Castle, One of Japan’s Iconic Landmarks

Himeji Castle is one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan and the most popular Japanese castle. Himeji is one of the best (if not the best) examples of of Japanese castle architecture and it survived the bombing of Himeji during World War II, even though the entire city was bombed. It’s a popular day trip from Kyoto and since it’s been named one of the best sites in Japan, if not the world, I absolutely had to go.

A Brief History of Himeji Castle

The castle dates to the mid-14th century, but was heavily renovated two centuries later, … Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Destinations
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