Himeji Castle Japan was built in the 17th century and is a classic example of the beauty of Japanese castle architecture which has also been awarded a status on the World Heritage list. Nicknamed Shirasagi-jo or White Heron Castle, the castle’s elegant appearance can be compared to that of a white bird flying off to the sky. One of the well attended leisure spots in Himeji City is Kokoen, which is made up of nine traditionally Japanese gardens of various sizes on the site of the Himeji Lord. Visitors will love their trip to the landscaped gardens where they will find a pond with carps swimming, a thatched arbor and flowers blooming along the stream.
Himeji City is also home to a beautiful museum designed by the noted architect Kenzo Tange where information on Himeji Castle Japan collected from all over the country is available. Here one also gets to view various videos and try on twelve-layered court kimono and samurai armor. The museum also holds special exhibitions of work by local artists. From the forecourt one can view Himeji Castle Japan and the space is also used by citizens as a place for relaxing. For dining one can find a number of Himeji Japanese Restaurants serving traditional Japanese cuisine.