Featured in the
2005 Architecture Engagement
Calendar (week of July 25)
A close-up view of some of the stonework and (very
steep) stairs in the Himeji Castle.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the castle complex dates to 1333. It is
the largest and most visited castle in Japan and is frequently known as
Hakurojō ("White Egret Castle") or Shirasagijō
(White Heron Castle).