Himeji Castle, listed on the World Heritage Site
Himeji Castle is located in Himeji in Hyogo-ken. It is one of the oldest surviving structures from medieval Japan, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Japanese National Cultural Treasure. Along with Matsumoto Castle and Kumamoto Castle, it is one of Japan's "Three Famous Castles", and is the most visited castle in Japan. It is occasionally known as Hakuroj or Shirasagij ("White Heron Castle") because of its brilliant white exterior.