I went to Himeji and Nagoya at the end of August. The Himeji Castle was built in the early Edo period and is known as the "White Egret Castle" because it resembles (looks like) a white egret in flight. Major repairs were completed on it a few years ago. My friend visited it last year and and told me that it was very beautiful. "You should go and see it as soon as possible before it gets dirty." she said. I saw it from Himeji station first. I was far in the distance but it looked so beautiful. My friend's advice was correct. I have never seen such a beautiful castle in my life. Even though it was a very hot day many people had come to see it. I thought they completely enjoyed it.