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“The white heron” Castle, Himeji Castle, Hyogo, Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. by cchambaz

Himeji (姫路) is most famous for its magnificent castle, Himeji Castle, widely considered to be Japan's most beautiful surviving feudal castle. The castle is designated both a national treasure and a UNESCO world heritage site.

Himeji-jo (aka Hakura-jo "White Egret Castle" or Shirasagi-jo "White Heron Castle") -- one of the finest examples of Japanese Edo period castles.