Himeji Castle & Kobe
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Big castle. Fabulous. Worth the trip fer sure. If you go, for fucks sake, get the friggin free english guide. You will not learn as many cool things if you go without the guide, and the guide is free, and Japanese people are so damn nice, why wouldn't you get the guide? You just have to request a guide at the place where you pay, it's really quite simple. The gardens around the castle are also very nice. Himenji is not very far by train from Osaka, and plus you can stop by Kobe on the way back and see yet another huge well lit Japanese city. Kobe was pretty cool, Matt and I only hung out there long enough to see about 100 aracades and then get a stellar meal. Seriously tho, besides the castle being very cool to see, there is a lot of interesting history there, about generals killing each other and princesses and all kindsa stuff. The interior of the castle is much more interesting than Osaka-jo, which was sorta just converted into a museum. This castle had areas that were kept in the original state so you could get a feel for what was going on inside back in the day. And the view from the top are fantastic. You should really go to this castle if you are at all nearby, and once again, get the guide. Cheers.