Himeji Castle built in the early 17th century, has kept its original design at the time of construction. Stone walls, gates, turrets, and moats still survive today. Covered with white plaster, its appearance is so elegant that the castle has been compared to a white bird, egret, flying off the sky.
As you walk through the castle ground, you will notice that there are quite a number of gates until you reach the main castle keep. You can also see that the stone walls are beautifully curved. The lower part of the wall has a gentle slope, but it becomes steeper toward the top. These are just a few structures of Himeji Castle to defend against invaders. It is interesting to walk through the castle with this point of view. Various means of fortification can be found in the castle.