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Himeji Castle pictures from Japan

Himeji-jo

Himeji-jo (Himeji Castle) is located in Himeji City, in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It was built in the 17th century.

The castle is also called 'Hakuro-jo (Egret Castle)' in the local area because of its exterior.

Welcome to my website about Himeji Castle. On this site you can look at pictures of it I took.

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Keep
Keep
Keep Dai-tenshu
Dai-tenshu
Dai-tenshu
Dai Tenshu Nishi-kotenshu
Nishi-kotenshu
Nishi-kotenshu
Nishi-kotenshu
Keep
Stone wall of main keep
Stone wall of main keep
Stone wall of main keep NI-no-watariyagura
NI-no-watariyagura
Mizu-go-mon
Mizu-go-mon
Inui-kotenshu
Inui-kotenshu
Main keep from Inui-kotenshu
Main keep from Inui-kotenshu
Main keep west face
Main keep west face
Main keep east face
Main keep east face
Door of main keep
Door of main keep
Kitchen
Kitchen
HA-no-watariyagura
HA-no-watariyagura
Inui-kotenshu
Inui-kotenshu
Nishi-kotenshu
Nishi-kotenshu
Higashi-kotenshu
Higashi-kotenshu
Castle town diorama
Castle town diorama
I-no-watariyagura
I-no-watariyagura
Shogunzaka
Shogunzaka
Keep
Keep
Magnificent view of tower complex
Magnificent view of tower complex
Mizu-ni-mon
Mizu-ni-mon
I-no-mon
I-no-mon
HO-no-mon
HO-no-mon
CHI-no-mon
CHI-no-mon
RU-no-mon
RU-no-mon
Hishi-no-mon
Hishi-no-mon
NI-no-mon
NI-no-mon
Inside of NI-no-mon
Inside of NI-no-mon
TO-no-ni-mon
TO-no-ni-mon
Stone coffins
Stone coffins
Ubagaishi
Ubagaishi
Stone lantern base
Stone lantern base
Ougi-no-koubai
Ougi-no-koubai
Stone wall of Kamiyamazato 2012年
Stone wall of Kamiyamazato 2012
Stone wall of Kamiyamazato 2014
Stone wall of Kamiyamazato 2014
CHI-no-yagura 2012
CHI-no-yagura 2012
CHI-no-yagura 2014
CHI-no-yagura 2014
Family crest tiles
Family crest tiles
Harakiri-maru
Harakiri-maru
Onigawara with cross
Onigawara with cross
Hinawajyu
Hinawajyu
Osakabe Shrine
Osakabe Shrine at the top of main tower
Down staircase of main tower
Down staircase of main tower
Gate of main keep and watariyagura
Gate of main keep and watariyagura
Guide Map
Guide Map
Human-faced stone wall
Human-faced stone wall

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Trivia

Main Keep Height92 meters above sea level. (The Main Keep is built on Himeyama hill, that is 45.6 meters above sea level. The stone wall base of the building is 14.85 meters and the building itself is 31.5 meters.)
Main Keep Weight5,700 tons (estimate)
Number of Gates21 exist today. There used to be 84.
Number of Loopholes997 exist today. (844 for rifles and 153 for archery arrows) There used to be 3,125.
Number of Watchtowers27 exist today.
Tallest Stone wall23.32 meters
LordsThe Lords of Himeji Castle during the Edo Period
ShachiShachihoko of Himeji Castles / Fish Shaped Roof Tiles
On Himeyama hill
On Himeyama hill
Loopholes
Loopholes
Tallest Stone wall
Tallest Stone wall

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