Day 6 Part 1: Himeji Castle

[Taylor]

On day six we left Kyoto for Hiroshima with a stop to Himeji Castle in between.  Unfortunately the inside of the castle was closed for New Years.  Nevertheless it was well worth the stop as the park surrounding the castle was phenomenal.  The pictures don’t do this one justice.

Approaching the castle.

Getting closer.

The castle was constructed in 1609. Famed Japanese movie director Akira Kurosawa used the castle for the setting of his 1985 samurai epic "Ran."

We also got a chance to observe some people feeding koi (carp) in the moat surrounding the castle.

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