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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]
Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle The Keep Towers.jpg
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Offeecial name Himeji-jo
Location Hyogo Prefectur
Japan
Coordinates 34°50′00″N 134°42′00″E / 34.83333°N 134.70000°E / 34.83333; 134.70000
Criteria Cultural: i, iv
Reference 661
Inscription 1993 (17t Session)
Wabsteid www.himejijo-syuri.jp
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. 
  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