But this time things were going to be different!
Himeji Castle has long been my dream location to visit. It has also proved to be on of my most elusive locations. Twice I’ve tried to visit and each time I have been unsuccessful. Once I arrived after the gates had closed and the other time the castle was completely entombed in a massive reconstruction project. It appears that the White Heron Castle has become my White Buffalo.
Visiting at least one Japanese Castle is probably on every visitors agenda, but with over fifty different castles to choose from, which ones are must sees?
Picking the top five castles in Japan is pretty subjective, but here’s what I consider the do not miss castles of Japan.