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 I have visited Himeji-jo twice. It is in the area of Japan from which my maternal ancestors came, and I have a cousin who lives in that city. If a visitor to Japan has time only to visit one castle, it should be this one. In comparison with most other castles, this one has not been modernized with the addition of elevators. It is one of the few remaining castles which gives the visitor the feel of living in five hundred years ago in a warrior society.\\ I have visited Himeji-jo twice. It is in the area of Japan from which my maternal ancestors came, and I have a cousin who lives in that city. If a visitor to Japan has time only to visit one castle, it should be this one. In comparison with most other castles, this one has not been modernized with the addition of elevators. It is one of the few remaining castles which gives the visitor the feel of living in five hundred years ago in a warrior society.\\
 **Timo Annala, from Canada wrote:** \\ **Timo Annala, from Canada wrote:** \\
-I visited Himeji castle in the fall of 1997. I am always interested in ancient and mediaeval history so I was very excited to actually stand in areas where battles had been fought and conspiracies discovered, etc. The castle itself is much bigger than one could ever imagine from photographs or even from looking at it from outside. There was a story written (in both English and Japanese) on a plaque outside the main courtyard that detailed a famous desperate battle that took place just near the walls of the castle and the moat that encircles it. The details are lost to me now but I remember that it said this castle would most likely have been destroyed by the opposing forces if they would have won that battle. It was truly an amazing experience visiting Himeji and learning a little about ancient Japanese history.\\+I visited Himeji castle in the fall of 1997. I am always interested in ancient and mediaeval history so I was very excited to actually stand in areas where battles had been fought and conspiracies discovered, etc. The castle itself is much bigger than one could ever imagine from photographs or even from looking at it from outside. There was a story written (in both English and Japanese) on a plaque outside the main courtyard that detailed a famous desperate battle that took place just near the walls of the castle and the moat that encircles it. The details are lost to me now but I remember that it said this castle would most likely have been destroyed by the opposing forces if they would have won that battle. It was truly an amazing experience visiting Himeji and learning a little about ancient Japanese history. 
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