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Thurs Jan 11 2007 (Day 21) - Himeji

Today we will travel by shinkansen from Kyoto Station to Himeji.


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Waiting for the arrival of our shinkansen at Kyoto Station
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a shinkansen arriving
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and departing
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a departing shinkansen on the opposite platform
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a shinkansen arriving at the platform. This isn't the one we got on
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The kiosk at the platform
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Another one approaching
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Seated
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Arrived in Himeji. An oncoming shinkansen


Downstairs in the Himeji station
a model of the Himeji-jo grounds
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A yatai being displayed
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We got a map from the visitor centre and walked towards Himeji-jo. Saw a tank full of fugu at the entrance to a restaurant
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Arriving at Himeji-jo
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There was some construction work at the entrance
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The main gate
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After the gate, the view on the left
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We were lucky to come on a clear and sunny day.
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starting point where the entry tickets are sold
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Ambush windows where arrows were fired from
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Inside
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A portion of the 'oil wall'
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The various styles of the rooftiles
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Inside the tower
Old Guns
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Samurai costumes
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Lots of steep stairs and climbing to get to the top, which isn't fun for a serious acrophobic like myself
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Arms
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The model of the castle
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The view from the top
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The street we were on, leading to/from Himeji Station
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Drainage
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Exiting
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Last look at Himeji-jo before heading back to the train station.
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had ekiben at the station while waiting for our shinkansen
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shinkansen viewing while waiting
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Our shinkansen approaching
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On board

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Back in Kyoto
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the shinkansen we were on, departing from the station
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in Kyoto Station
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outside Kyoto Station
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The street across Kyoto Station
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We walked north towards a bookstore we spotted from the bus yesterday,to have a look and headed back to the inn at dusk
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Next day...

2 comments:

Audrey said...

i came to ur blog from the comment you left on mine and i love all your pictures:) i've been to himeji before but your photos own mine anytime! i especially love the ones you have of kyoto because when i lived there my house was really near kyoto station and all your pictures brought back memories of me waiting for the bus or subway to get to class:)

Junkgirl said...

Dear Audrey,
Thanks for visiting. Good to know you enjoyed the blog. You lived in Kyoto? It must've been wonderful cos Kyoto is quite beautiful...