Tales From A Broad

My year of teaching English in Japan is up. Next mission: backpack Asia before going home to the U.S.A. Currently HOME!





Himeji Castle



Our last stop was to Himeji, home to Japan'’s most impressive original castle. Justin and I got bikes from the grandma at our hotel (can u believe that she calculated our bill with an abacus?!?) and cruised around the castle grounds. Along with the typical history like bloody invasions and emperor's extravagant lifestyles, my favorite historical tidbit was how the samurais used to pour boiling animal fat onto intruders from the tiny slanted windows.

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