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Footbridge to Castle’s Entry Gate

After walking from the railroad station along Otemae Street, Himeji’s main thoroughfare, toward the... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2019
Rumples
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Tucson, Arizona
Main passageway to the Castle

The Sakuramon Bridge should be the main passageway going to Himeji Castle. The timber bridge was... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2019
YTCHENG
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed December 11, 2019

The Sakuramon Bridge should be the main passageway going to Himeji Castle. The timber bridge was the first photo-stop for tourists who wanted to take a photo of the white-colored castle at a distance.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019

After walking from the railroad station along Otemae Street, Himeji’s main thoroughfare, toward the castle, we finally reached Sakuramon Bridge. This wooden pedestrian span signaled our arrival at the Himeji Castle complex. A replica of the simple Edo Period wooden bridge, this one only went up in 2007. Fairly narrow and straight, it crosses the castle’s moat and leads to the main entry gate.

Before crossing, we paused to take in the idyllic scene. A small boat glided in the water below, with two passengers. A third occupant stood, using a pole to steer the craft. This appeared to be a ride for tourists. In the distance, the castle provided a backdrop for the bridge.

Few people joined us on the bridge this October weekday morning. I have been here when the castle’s myriad cherry trees are in bloom and had to join a huge crowd on the span. This time, it was a pleasure to walk across at a normal pace and to pass through the Otemon gate with ease.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019
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Date of experience: November 2019
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