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Springtime at Himeji Castle 19

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 9 November 2009 in Architecture.

A completely unseasonal series of photos, taken at Himeji Castle, Hyogo prefecture, back in April.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A wonderful perspective Daryl!

9 Nov 2009 10:10am

@Richard Standley: Thanks Richard!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a magical quality here . . a season fondly remembered and eagerly awaited.

9 Nov 2009 10:52am

@Ronnie 2¢: Cheers Ronnie!

Sylvie from Bords de Loire - Anjou, France

Magnifique ! jolie photo avec ces arbres aux multitudes de fleurs et ce palais derrière.

9 Nov 2009 10:58am

@Sylvie: Merci Sylvie!

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

A splendid view of a cultural icon.

9 Nov 2009 1:28pm

@Stu: Cheers Stu!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Spectacular! I would love to visit here in April. The April I was in Japan, I was sent to Nara Prefecture. So, besides doing the Path of Philosophy in Kyoto, I went to Hikone Castle which has about a thousand cherry trees around it. It was pretty spectacular too.

9 Nov 2009 7:14pm

@Steve Rice: I never visited Hikone castle, another famous one. That's also the original structure isn't it?

k@ from Paris, France

Snow White could live here ! Superb and you make me wanna visit Japan so much !

9 Nov 2009 8:47pm

@k@: Cheers k@!

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

That's some place, well taken, nice exsposure

9 Nov 2009 10:08pm

@Alun: Thanks Alun!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, the four national treasure castles are: Inuyama-jo, Hikone-jo, Matsumoto-jo and, of course, Himeji-jo. All four are original. I made a point of seeing all four. They are all cool.

I also went to Kumamoto to see the castle. Some of the turrets are original there but not the main building. It's an impressive place anyway.

11 Nov 2009 3:49am

@Steve Rice: I went to Inuyama castle last spring also. Another series coming up on that one! But maybe something non-cherry-blossom-related in between...

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Conveys the feeling of Spring very well.

15 Nov 2009 7:39pm

@Twelvebit: Cheers Twelvebit.