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Himeji Castle - Grounds

The grandest of Japan’s 12 remaining feudal castles. For many people its military architecture, ameliorated by graceful aesthetic lines, qualifies Himeji-jo as the ultimate samurai castle. Akira Kurosawa used the castle’s stunning exterior for his film “Ran”.

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Right past the castle entrance
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Right past the castle entrance
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Getting closer
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Getting closer
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Water Chestnut Gate
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Water Chestnut Gate
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In the West bailey
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In the West bailey
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In the West bailey
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In the West bailey
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West bailey wall
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West bailey wall
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View from the West bailey
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View from the West bailey
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In the West bailey
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In the West bailey
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Long Corridor to Princess ‘Sen’
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Long Corridor to Princess ‘Sen’
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Long Corridor
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Long Corridor
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Slippers for visitors
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Slippers for visitors
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Long Corridor – inside view
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Long Corridor – inside view
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Vanity Tower with the Long Corridor
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Vanity Tower with the Long Corridor
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Vanity Tower
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Vanity Tower
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Princess ‘Sen’
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Princess ‘Sen’
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View of the Main Tower from the West bailey
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View of the Main Tower from the West…
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Way from the West bailey to the Main Tower
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Sakura in bloom
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Sakura in bloom
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Sakura in bloom
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Sakura in bloom
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Sakura in bloom
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Sakura in bloom
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Sakura in bloom
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Sakura in bloom
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Sakura in bloom
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Sakura in bloom
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On the way from the West bailey to the Main Tower
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On the way from the West bailey to t…
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Rock Chute
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Rock Chute
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Rock Chute – inside view
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Rock Chute – inside view
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Further along the way to the Main Tower
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Further along the way to the Main To…
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The Lord’s well
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The Lord’s well
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Entrance to Harakiri-maru
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Entrance to Harakiri-maru
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Harakiri-maru
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Harakiri-maru
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Harakiri-maru
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Harakiri-maru
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The place for harakiri
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The place for harakiri
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Wall behind Harakiri-maru
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Wall behind Harakiri-maru
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Wall next to the entrance to Harakiri-maru
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Okiku’s Well
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Okiku’s Well
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Near Okiku’s Well
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Near Okiku’s Well
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Fan walls
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Fan walls
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Moat surrounding the castle
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Moat surrounding the castle
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Moat surrounding the castle
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Moat surrounding the castle
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Moat surrounding the castle
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