Visiting Himeji Castle
Updated: Feb 10, 2018
Upon finding out an old friend from Vienna is visiting me here in Japan, we decided to visit the city of Himeji, famous for it's quintessential 17th century Japanese castle. Himeji Castle has remained intact for over 400 years, even throughout the extensive bombing of Himeji in World War II, and natural disasters such as the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake. It is the largest and most visited castle in Japan, and it was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. While the idea of design thinking is relatively new, it was incredible to see the the architect's thought process expressed both as a piece of defensive architecture and also as a cultural icon. (Photo courtesy of Y. Inagaki)
Find out more about Himeji Castle here.