Winter Trip (pt 4) - Himeji Photos

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Nearing dusk in Himeji

The Harikiri-maru

The Harikiri-maru, which may or may not have been used as a staging are for seppuku ritual.

O-kiku's well with the evening sun behind

Some scale on one of the walls outside the main complex...note the man in black

The tour route through the castle ends by taking you through this little "secret" gate, which was hidden and thus could be used strategically if needed

Entrance/exit gate

Black swans at the White Heron Castle, swimming in the outer moat.

A flock of white birds roosting over the outer moat.

As night falls, the castle is lit up

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