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Himeji-jo catsle

姫路城

Himeji-jo catsle is one of the great masterpieces of Japanese architecture, and known as the White Heron Castle (Shirasagi-jo). Its graceful outlines (a central five-story keep surrounded by three smaller bastions) and white plaster walls resemble a bird taking flight. Built on a hill in the middle of a vast plain, this impregnable fortress is a model of the art of defense.