Himeji Castle

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Himeji Castle
姫路城
Himeji, Hyogo Prefectur, Japan
Himeji castle in Mey 2015
Himeji castle in Mey 2015 efter the five year renovation o the ruif an waws
TeepAzuchi-Momoyama castle [1]
Hicht46.4 m (152 ft) [2]
Site information
CondeetionIntact, restoration wirk for preservation recently completit [3]
Site history
Biggit
  • 1333, 1300 (Himeyama fort/castle) [4]
  • 1581 (expansion) [4]
  • 1601-1609 (expansion) [4]
  • 1617-1618 (expansion) [5][6]
Biggit bi
In use1333-1868 [4][7]
MaterialsWood, stone, plaster, tile [6]
Demolished
  • 1346 (demolished for reconstruction) [4]
  • 1601-1609 (demolished for reconstruction) [6]
Garrison information
Garrison
  • ~500 (Ikeda faimily, soldiers) [6]
  • ~4,000 (Honda faimily, soldiers) [6]
  • ~3,000 (Sakabura faimily, soldiers) [6]
  • ~2,200 (Sakai faimily, soldiers) [6]
Himeji-jo
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
LocationHyogo Prefectur
Japan
CriteriaCultural: i, iv
Reference661
Inscription1993 (17t Session)
Coordinates34°50′00″N 134°42′00″E / 34.83333°N 134.70000°E / 34.83333; 134.70000
Himeji Castle is locatit in Japan
Himeji Castle
Location in Japan

Himeji Castle (姫路城, Himeji-jō) is a hilltap Japanese castle complex locatoy in Himeji, in Hyōgo Prefectur, Japan. The castle is regairdit as the finest survivin example o prototypical Japanese castle airchitectur, comprisin a network o 83 biggins wi advanced defensive seestems frae the feudal period.[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Himeji Castle and its surroundings". Sansen-ya. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
  2. "Virtual Tour - Himeji Castle". Retrieved July 4, 2010.
  3. "Himeji Castle starts its renovation in April". Official Tourism Guide for Japan Travel. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 "A hilltop white heron 400 years old". The Daily Yomiuri. Retrieved July 5, 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jacqueline A., Ball (2005). Himeji Castle: Japan's Samurai Past. New York: Bearport Publishing. p. 32. ISBN 1-59716-001-6.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 "National Treasure Himeji Castle Guide book" (PDF). Himeji Rojyo Lions Club. 2000. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  7. Bornoff, Nicholas (2000). The National Geographic Traveler: Japan. Washington: National Geographic Society. pp. 256–257. ISBN 0-7894-5545-5.
  8. "Himeji-jo". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved July 4, 2010.

Coordinates: 34°50′22″N 134°41′38″E / 34.83944°N 134.69389°E / 34.83944; 134.69389