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Himegi Castle  
   

Himegi Castle

Nicknamed "White Heron" Castle because of the white walls covered with white plaster which is is fireproof. Himeji Castle is built of wood, not stones, and so fire prevention is very important.
Ross & Helen's postscript - trains and monasteries

December 16th 2006
And you thought you didn't like trains - well you need to explore Japan by rail and you will be amazed! We discovered the ultimate method of travel - Japan Rail of course using economical JR passes available only to foreign tourists and that have to be purchased before leaving Australia. For under $500 Australian dollars each of us had unlimited travel on all but the very fastest Nozomi trains ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hyogo » Himeji

Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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