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The magnificent White Heron (Himeji Castle) - Unesco world herritage & Japan national tressure
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This is the Himeji castle, one of the original remainding castle from Edo period in Japan. Also known as the White Heron Castle for it`s white color. Himeji castle is a Unesco recognized world herritage as well as national treasure.   This is castle is supported by giant wooden pillars, it is trully a magnificent experience to walk through its ancient halls, and to view it from the inside and out.  

For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himeji_Castle

Two other original castles in Japan that I recommend:

The Matsue Castle, Shimane prefecture

http://www.360cities.net/image/matsue-castle-in-shimane-japan#348.60,-12.20,70.0

Matsumoto Castle, Nagano prefecture

http://www.360cities.net/image/matsumoto-castle-japan-national-treasure

Copyright: H. Adi Saputra
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8818x4409
Taken: 01/11/2010
Uploaded: 01/11/2010
Updated: 11/09/2014
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Tags: 姫路城、兵庫 歴史、history himeji catle ancient japan; samurai; edo; お城
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