Friday, February 12, 2010

Himeji Castle

During our karaoke extravaganza in Tokyo, Zack's friends told us to visit Himeji Castle, one of the most popular and well preserved castles in Japan. Shoguns and samurais patrolled its walls and it even survived fire bombing during World War II. We arrived on an overcast day. The hilltop fortress appeared to be floating in the clouds.

1 comment:

Waru said...

wish i could've gone there again!

each of those round metal plates is for a different clan/family, so i saw the same ones a lot in niigata for example of the family that ruled there.