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World Heritage

As a masterpiece which reached to an extreme of the essence of architectural skills, this castle was designated as the first World Cultural Heritage in Japan with Horyuji Temple in December, 1993. Himeji Castle is a beautiful building, but the original is a fortress for war. The mechanism which stops an enemy's invasion is made everywhere in Himeji Castle. The fortress in Himeji Castle is beautifully brilliant and the great portion of original form of the castle itself is saved till the present age. It is a miracle surely that the great portion of institution which constitutes a castle including a major donjon is left behind while the civil war of many besides the World War of 2 times was repeated even in this Japan.

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