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.
Renee at Himeiji-jo, also known as "white egret castle," since the complex is supposed to resemble a bird in flight.
Natalie at Himeiji Castle, which miraculously survived the World War II bombings that destroyed much of the city.
Natalie, Renee, and Ryan enjoy the view of the city of Himeiji.