Himeji Castle (Shirasagi-jo; Hakuro-jo) Hyogo, Japan

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Himeji Castle
(Shirasagi-jo; Hakuro-jo)

Himeji Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. The castle is frequently known as White Egret Castle or White Heron Castle because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight.



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