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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
Teep Azuchi-Momoyama castle [1]
Hicht 46.4 m (152 ft) [2]
Site information
Condeetion Intact, 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 use 1333-1868 [4][7]
Materials Wood, 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]
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Himeji-jo
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Location Hyogo Prefectur
Japan
Teep Cultural
Criterie i, iv
Reference 661
Coordinates 34°50′00″N 134°42′00″E / 34.83333°N 134.70000°E / 34.83333; 134.70000
Inscription history
Inscription 1993 (17t Session)
Himeji Castle is located 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 Julie 6, 2010. 
  2. "Virtual Tour - Himeji Castle". Retrieved Julie 4, 2010. 
  3. "Himeji Castle starts its renovation in April". Official Tourism Guide for Japan Travel. Retrieved Julie 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 Julie 5, 2010. 
  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 Julie 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 Julie 4, 2010. 

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