Himeiji Castle

by Ryan Garneau

Himeiji Castle was so awesome. It was a lot of hard work but it paid off. We had to climb up a lot of stairs all the way to the 6th floor. The view was amazing! You could see all over Himeiji. There was a secret spot where warriors could hide and jump out to surprise anyone trying to arrack the Castle. I liked how there was a spot where you could drop rocks on the heads of other warriors. 

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Renee at Himeiji-jo, also known as "white egret castle," since the complex is supposed to resemble a bird in flight. 

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Natalie at Himeiji Castle, which miraculously survived the World War II bombings that destroyed much of the city.  

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Natalie, Renee, and Ryan enjoy the view of the city of Himeiji. 

Nicole Garneau