Travel Blogs from Himeji, Japan

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Japanese Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Japanese Castle

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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Japanese Castle Lying a short train ride West of Kyoto, Himeji is a small town with the main attraction being the Himeji Castle. The castle was built in the middle of the 16th century on a fort site that was build in 1346. The Castle has changed ...

Himeji Pin, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji Pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Castle

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Quite a stunning castle and rather well preserved meant several trips to Himeji-jo (castle).. Tracey, Jo and I made the trek out (ok so its only a couple of hours out of Osaka) sometime in Winter and so saw the Castle in the snow.. much excited jumping ...

Lost in Transit, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Lost in Transit

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... silly plastic slippers they give you which kept coming off my feet. After almost getting wedged a couple of times on the stairs I left Himeji by Shinkansen to Osaka and took the rail line that loops the city to exactly half way around to get to where I ...

Naked Baths in the Mountains, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Naked Baths in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... I am at and if I am going in the right direction. I double backed on myself traveling back West towards Hiroshima, but stopping at Himeji for the most famous castle in the country and one of my high lights of Japan. I remember seeing this place on a ...

Himeji - Japan's most famous Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji - Japan's most famous Castle

A travel blog entry by corisan

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... got back to the hotel and decided we were hungry. We decided to walk back to the hotel (about 2 KM) through a sidewalk mall in Himeji. There were lots of interesting stores along the way, but only half of them were open. We weren't sure why, but maybe ...

Japanese castles and gardens, all in one., Himeji, Japan travel blog

Japanese castles and gardens, all in one.

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... feel it's still a nice place to lounge around and capture a few nice pictures. We finished off our very hot afternoon in Himeji in the gardens which were built on land previously inhabited by the army of samurai soldiers whose job it was to guard the ...

Himeji`s castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji`s castle

A travel blog entry by jramsden271

Took the train to Himeji. Another scorcher of a day, not ideal for wandering around dusty castle yards. The castle is one of the greatest in Japan, even more so because it is not a reconstruction. That means that it is very old. The problem with very old ...

Himeji, frustration and New Years!, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji, frustration and New Years!

A travel blog entry by sophiatravels

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... December was therefore a day of great frustration. First, we took a 90 minute train ride to Himeji, to see Himeji castle, 'the best castle in Japan', another traveller told us. However once we arrived, we discovered the 30th December is on of the two days ...

Castle under construction!!, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Castle under construction!!

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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... avendo ancora del tempo a disposizione abbiamo deciso di usare i nostri JR pass e prendere uno Shinkansen oltre Osaka per Himeji.  Mochan ha provato a dirci che stavano facendo dei lavori di restrutturazione al castello, ma in quel momento lo ...

Himeji- Not bad..., Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji- Not bad...

A travel blog entry by kawaiguy

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... $120 in the hole.But still, it was worth it. Everyone has told me that "if you see any castle, it should be Himeji." Since it's 5-year renovatin had already started, where a scafolding would eventualy completely cover it, I thought it best to check it out ...

Himeji-Jo, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji-Jo

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... nach Kurashiki zu fahren, da es dort ein gutes Museum gibt (Montags zu). Daher Kurashiki erst morgen:-) (ebenso wie Okoyama). Himeji erreicht man ebenfalls mit dem Shinkansen, ist daher nicht weit weg (etwas ueber 80km, in weniger als 45min zu ...

Shirasagi-The White Egret, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Shirasagi-The White Egret

A travel blog entry by rush

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Takeshi's castle., Himeji, Japan travel blog

Takeshi's castle.

A travel blog entry by nwillz

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Ely -  Today we made the long train ride to Himeji castle, arguably the best castle in Japan and one of the few which escaped invasions and destruction (mostly because the 'owner' was in good with the shogun.) We were lucky, as when we arrived we ...

Himeji Castle ...., Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji Castle ....

A travel blog entry by clgs

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... nbsp; By lunch time, however, the humidity subsided to a reasonable 96% or thereabouts.  In any case, the Himeji Castle is well worth visiting come rain or humidity.  Some photographs follow ... Helpful advice for tourists ... ...

Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji Castle

A travel blog entry by jamemorg

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... years now teaching English and works a couple nights a week in Kyoto. This morning we took the train South to the city of Himeji, where the main attraction is the impressive Himeji castle. It is said to be the most magnificent of the handful of Japanese ...

The White Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

The White Castle

A travel blog entry by blatherwick

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Himeji - our first big day trip, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji - our first big day trip

A travel blog entry by freya691

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... and we made our way back down, jumped on the bus and back into town where we would get lunch before embarking on part 2 of Himeji - The Castle. Found a chemist as Pete was coming down with a cold and then had lunch at a pasta restaurant - jr tomato or ...

Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji Castle

A travel blog entry by seanandjeannie

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Jeannie here.  One of our other day trips in Japan was to Himeji to see a castle from the 1300's.  Perched atop the hill and visible from most of the city, it is truly a magnificent place.  The day we visited was rainy, but the castle ...

Himeji, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... Samurai with Tom Cruise. The bullet train to Himeji from Kyoto took about an hour. Gotta love those bullet trains! Upon arrival in Himeji, it was about a 15-minute walk up to the castle. Himeji is a city and has plenty of shops and restaurants and ...

Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Castle

A travel blog entry by markandchar

Himeji was a day stop-off on the the way down to Kyoto. Its main road/high street leading directly to its castle; one of Japan's most iconic buildings, and the finest castle Charlotte or I had ever seen. Crossing the moat revealed bit by bit, the top of ...

Himeji castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji castle

A travel blog entry by timefortea

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White Egret Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

White Egret Castle

A travel blog entry by trent

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... Brady and Liz (and two friends of theirs visiting) to Himeji Castle and stopping in Kobe on the way back for a bite and a drink. Himeji Castle is Japans most historical and impressive castle. I t was built in the 1300's and is totally original! It is a ...

Himeji Castle and More Leaves, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji Castle and More Leaves

A travel blog entry by fiseb

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Our last stop of the weekend is to Himeji, which is home to another biggest in Japan. This time it's the biggest castle, and certainly bigger by far. It's fun to wander the hallways, and we also get to pose with the Shogun and his Geisha, haha! Just ...

Himeji-jo castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji-jo castle

A travel blog entry by orlao0

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Himeji-jo castle the largest castle in Japan, all wooden. We got the shinkansen train here and from here again onto Hakata in the south. We will use Hakata as out base for our trips to Hiroshima and Nagasaki as its only about an hour and a half on the ...

Himeji and Kyoto, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji and Kyoto

A travel blog entry by trixynoden

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I headed out for a day trip to Japans number one castle, Himeji-Jo. It is one of very few castles which are in their original form and not reconstructed after fires. It is a really impressive building and its great to look around at where the samurai used ...

Himeji and it's magnificent castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji and it's magnificent castle

A travel blog entry by mattersdorff

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... our visit to Himeji apart from the fact that it was well worth the day-trip in order to see the beautiful Himeji Castle... the most visited castle in all Japan. We had to share our visit with quite a few groups of school kids but there were plenty of ...

Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji Castle

A travel blog entry by zuzagat

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Himeji and Heights, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji and Heights

A travel blog entry by noni_matt

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... 12-metre roll of polyester for making kimonos, it's really pretty! If she doesn't want it all I'll steal some. :P   After Himeji wore us out completely, we came back to Shin-Osaka for a break at the hotel. By now it was 5 pm, ...

Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji Castle

A travel blog entry by athena

... itinerary...but my friend Yves as well as his friend Ono convinced me to go there. I am glad they did! Himeji has one of Japan's greatest, oldest and original castles. I took a tour of this castle, which started with the wall and exterior buildings. ...

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