Himeji Castle (姫路城, Himeji-jō) is a hilltap Japanese castle complex locatoy in Himeji, in Hyōgo Prefectur, Japan. The castle is regairdit as the finest survivin example o prototypical Japanese castle airchitectur, comprisin a network o 83 biggins wi advanced defensive seestems frae the feudal period.[8]

Himeji Castle
姫路城
Himeji, Hyogo Prefectur, Japan
Himeji castle in Mey 2015
Himeji castle in Mey 2015 efter the five year renovation o the ruif an waws
TeepAzuchi-Momoyama castle [1]
Hicht46.4 m (152 ft) [2]
Site information
CondeetionIntact, restoration wirk for preservation recently completit [3]
Site history
Biggit
  • 1333, 1300 (Himeyama fort/castle) [4]
  • 1581 (expansion) [4]
  • 1601-1609 (expansion) [4]
  • 1617-1618 (expansion) [5][6]
Biggit bi
In use1333-1868 [4][7]
MaterialsWood, stone, plaster, tile [6]
Demolished
  • 1346 (demolished for reconstruction) [4]
  • 1601-1609 (demolished for reconstruction) [6]
Garrison information
Garrison
  • ~500 (Ikeda faimily, soldiers) [6]
  • ~4,000 (Honda faimily, soldiers) [6]
  • ~3,000 (Sakabura faimily, soldiers) [6]
  • ~2,200 (Sakai faimily, soldiers) [6]
Himeji-jo
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
LocationHyogo Prefectur
Japan
CriteriaCultural: i, iv
Reference661
Inscription1993 (17t Session)
Coordinates34°50′00″N 134°42′00″E / 34.83333°N 134.70000°E / 34.83333; 134.70000
Himeji Castle is locatit in Japan
Himeji Castle
Location in Japan

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  1. "Himeji Castle and its surroundings". Sansen-ya. Retrieved 6 Julie 2010.
  2. "Virtual Tour - Himeji Castle". Retrieved 4 Julie 2010.
  3. "Himeji Castle starts its renovation in April". Official Tourism Guide for Japan Travel. Retrieved 1 Julie 2010.
  4. a b c d e f g h "A hilltop white heron 400 years old". The Daily Yomiuri. Retrieved 5 Julie 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. a b Jacqueline A., Ball (2005). Himeji Castle: Japan's Samurai Past. New York: Bearport Publishing. p. 32. ISBN 1-59716-001-6.
  6. a b c d e f g "National Treasure Himeji Castle Guide book" (PDF). Himeji Rojyo Lions Club. 2000. Retrieved 10 Julie 2010.
  7. Bornoff, Nicholas (2000). The National Geographic Traveler: Japan. Washington: National Geographic Society. pp. 256–257. ISBN 0-7894-5545-5.
  8. "Himeji-jo". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 4 Julie 2010.

Coordinates: 34°50′22″N 134°41′38″E / 34.83944°N 134.69389°E / 34.83944; 134.69389