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I came to Himeji in autumn 2004 because I had seen the white castle from the trains before. I decided to stop off on my way to Osaka.

I put my luggage in a luggage locker in Himeji station and walked up the main road to the city's landmark - Himeji-jo.

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  • In a nutshell:Take a break to visit the castle!
  • Last visit to Himeji: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 6, 2008
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2009 at 3:55 AM

    I adore those cherry blossoms... Thanks for your story, Sonja!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    I'm itching to go to Japan, Sonja! My grandpa used to live there and I remember his pics with the cherry blossom athe background - I think the ones in Washington came in as a gift from Japan...Norman :)

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Such a lovely littler page! Happy travels in 2009! Ulrike

  • Dec 8, 2008 at 2:37 AM

    i am in love with: Himeji castle! Hope that i have the change in my life to be there

  • Acirfa's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Fascinating, I did not realise there is so much to see in Japan, thank you for the insight.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2008 at 9:48 AM

    Great that you were able to visit that white castle that you had seen from the train.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2008 at 7:50 AM

    Really have to visit Japan one day and hopefully during the cherry blossom season!

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:51 AM

    Some great photos here Sonja! I really love cherry blossoms : )

  • Jan 17, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Cherry blossom forecast? Now, that really makes a true local custom tip ;) The castle looks quite impressive.

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    I always wanted a Bonsai tree - but I think I would probably kill it! Lovely cherry blossom photo.


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