Last time I went Sightseeing in Second Life Japan, I showed you Kumamoto Castle, Osaka Castle and Tokyo Tower. This time, Aleister Kronos pointed out that a faithful reproduction of Himeji Castle is under construction.
Himeji Castle is part of Japan’s great cultural heritage located around 650 kilometers west of Tokyo. The castle is nicknamed “White Heron” because of its white plaster walls, plaster being a useful safeguard against fire in a building that is otherwise built entirely of wood. The current castle was constructed in 1601, though there have been fortifications on this site since 1333.
Himeji Castle is one place I’d really like to visit for real someday. According to Wikipedia, it is “one of Japan’s Three Famous Castles, and is the most visited castle in Japan.”
Have you been to the real Himeji Castle? Is it worth visiting?
Update: By request, here is the Second Life URL to Himeji Castle: http://slurl.com/secondlife/HIMEJI/128/128/0