Himeji Castle

4 Spots Perfect for Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan’s Kansai Region

Are you getting ready and planning your trip for the upcoming spring season? Spring is when colors come into play, flowers bloom, and for some, a season that symbolizes new beginnings. Do you know where to go? Japan is a very famous destination during this time of year as Japanese spring is synonymous with cherry…

The Cherry Blossoms in Japan- Sakura as a part of the Japanese History

Sakura in the Traditional Japanese Painting One of the things that make Japan an interesting place to go to is seeing Sakura or “Cherry Blossoms”, a flowering plant almost seen in most of the well-known places in Japan. “Sakura” is part of the Japanese culture. This flower is very symbolic to the Japanese people and…

Treat yourself with a Relaxing Countryside Getaway to Rejuvenate in Hyogo!

Self-care is important in many ways and is a great way to help people recover from the stresses and the fatigue from being overworked. It is all about caring for the body and mind in a relaxing way to increase productivity and happiness. So, if you’re feeling stressed, why not take some time out from…

Koko-En Near Himeji Castle: 9 Beautiful Gardens Wrapped Into One

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Himeji municipality, a Japanese garden was constructed in 1992. It was called Koko-en Garden or Himeji Koko-en. It is located next to Himeji Castle and covers an area of 3.5 hectares consisting of nine beautiful gardens.   The Garden’s Design   The main location of the…

5 Breathtaking Castles, the National Treasures of Japan

Japan is indeed one of the most famous countries in the world. It is well known for its very high technology and a super power nation. It is known for its boom in economy and wonderful innovations. But besides its popularity in technology and economy, Japan is also a good place for leisure as it…

Magnificent Himeji Castle, An Absolute Guide of all Must-See Highlights

As the largest, most often visited and one of the Japan’s oldest surviving castles, Himeji Castle dates back to 1333. Originally built as a fort by Akamatsu Norimura and later transformed into a castle two centuries later in Himeji City, Hyogo, the “White Heron Castle” as Himeji is also known as, is a World Heritage…

Himeji Castle: 5 Best Ways to View this World Heritage Site

What do you think of when you picture a castle? In Japan, the image of a castle is quite a distinctive one. Castles, though built to protect nobility and defend them against enemies, still have a certain beautiful quality. Himeji Castle in Hyogo prefecture is the largest of these castles in Japan. It has so…

3 Must-See Castles to Get Immersed Into Great Japanese History

Do you know that castles in Japan were primarily built to protect important or strategic sites? These sites included river crossings, ports and crossroads. They were usually made of stones or woods. Over the years, many of these castles have just been destroyed. In the modern period, you’ll be able to see hundreds of castles…