Day 151 – Himeji, Japan
The rail system here in Japan is absolutely awesome! Today we took our first ride on the Shinkansen, Japan’s high speed train. We went to Himeji to visit Japan’s largest castle (Himeji Castle). Although a great part of the exterior of this World Heritage site was under construction, we did get to go inside to see the inner walls of this amazing structure. After touring the Castle grounds, we visited the GORGEOUS Koko–En Gardens. Ryan and I absolutely love Japanese architecture and approach toward landscaping (it is simple, elegant, and very natural).