日本の世界遺産:姫路城

姫路城は、幾多の戦や戦争を乗り越え、400年前の姿をいまも残しています。

A survivor of countless battles and wars, Himeji Castle today look much as it did 400 years ago.

戦国時代に建てられた城として最強の防備設備を持ちながら一度も敵の攻撃を受けずに生き延びた姫路城。
明治維新の取り壊しも免れ、そして第二次世界大戦の戦火を受けても生き延びた。
まさに奇跡の白なのです。

Built during the Warring States Period, Himeji Castle has extremely strong defences that were never breached by attackers.
It was spared destruction at the time of the Meiji Restoration and then barely avoided being burned down in the Second World War.
Himeji Castle's unscathed appearance is truly miraculous.