There are many castles and conservatory pavilions in Japan, but if we want to find a most representative city, it is not Egret City - Jilu City! Japan has experienced many battles in modern times. There are only 12 wooden ancient temples left. Jilu City is one of them. Of course, as the most well-preserved model, Jilu City of course also has such titles as World Heritage, National Treasure, etc. At present, the beautiful scenery, rather than looking at the poor text description of JT, it is more direct to see the picture directly! The pure white appearance of Jilu City brings you elegant visual shock. When you enter the ancient wooden structure of Tianshou Pavilion, you will be immersed in the elegant atmosphere of antiquity. Valuing the Antiquities and repairing the old as before are the correct attitudes of an excellent nation towards the heritage of its ancestors.
if you are into castles and architecture, you should visit himeji castle. The wonders of how they build during that era is amazing and one wonders how they even came up with the idea for the structure. Warning, be prepared to climb vertical stairs... like 45 degrees with low ceiling. Overall, it was a beautiful experience.
Visiting Jilu City, Hyogo County, I would like to see Lou Road City. Because this wooden building is Japan's well-deserved "national treasure", it was listed as the world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1993, and also Japan's first world cultural heritage. But Lou Lu City is now mostly covered up and told that it is being repaired, which is somewhat melancholy. It was built in the first three years (1333 A.D.). After the construction of Toyota Shiuji and Ikeda Huizheng, the whole building was completed in the period of Benduo loyalty in 1617. It has a history of more than 400 years. Oolu Road City and Kumamoto City, Matsumoto City jointly known as Japan's three famous cities. Because of its good preservation, it is also known as "Japan's first city". Hyogo Prefecture is the place with the most wars in Japanese history, so it is named Hyogo Prefecture. The purpose of building the city of Lou Lu was also to fight, but although the castle had changed ownership several times, there had never been a war here. During World War II, in order to protect the ancient buildings of Jilu City, the U.S. Army did not bomb it, and Jilu City was lucky to survive. Lou Lu Castle is the largest and most elegant representative castle in the existing ancient castles in Japan. The castle was built on the top of Jishan Mountain at an altitude of 45.6 meters, and the overall feeling of the complex was white. The Castle looks like an egret flying in the sky, so it is also known as "Egret City". Because it looks white and beautiful outside the city, there are many times dramas and movies filmed here. The main altar of Lou Lu City is Tianshouge, 31 meters high, which is mainly used for sacrifice and protection. Looking from the elevation, Tianshou Pavilion is almost square. The four corners of the main building are closely attached to the four large and small annexed towers, namely Xiaotianshang Pavilion. The design of each annexed towers is both unified and varied. Looking at each small Tianshou Pavilion individually, it is square, but when combined, the arrangement is staggered and different. The eaves of the roof diffuse in all directions, each with its own characteristics. In addition, the shape and size of the windows of each city building are not uniform. This diversified and unified architectural form, in fact, has five layers in appearance and six layers in interior, including one underground layer. The interior of Tianshou Pavilion is made of wood, with a masonry outer wall. The lower part is made of large barren stones and the upper part is plastered with white ash. The combination of delicate and bright white ash and rugged barren stone produces a strong contrast in color and texture, and the pure white and bright appearance shows the beauty of harmony. The arc line and straight line on the cabinet wall of Tianshou Cabinet, together with the long hanging fish and carvings like Huaban, are very gorgeous and elegant. From 2011 to 2015, the city of Lou Lu is under renovation. The renovation of Lou Lu City is different from the normal opening. The audience can see the renovation process of yesterday from the TV video. Himeji Castle is still retained some of the city. The city is surrounded by a moat, into the city after a long Sakura Road, on both sides of the ancient trees. I can see the cherry blossoms in spring, beautiful scene tenshuokaku and white cherry.
Especially staying in Jilu for one night, just to see Jilu City, which built the White Tianshou Pavilion in 2015. Sure enough, it did not disappoint me. The whole castle is the largest of Japan's four ancient cities, and it is also the earliest recorded in the world's cultural heritage and local monuments. The trip coincided with Qianji's 400 anniversary of her loyal marriage. Fig. 2 is a Japanese beauty who can pose as Princess Qianji for free, but her face is too white. Climbing this Tianshou Pavilion is very tiring and steep, and many places need to bow their heads. The top floor worships the land lord here. It is a small shrine called Changbi Shrine. There were no mainland tourists on the way. There were many Japanese nationals. Many elderly people were very excited to come here. Looking at Jilu City under the ghost tiles from the top window, it has a sense of historical vicissitudes.
Jilu City can go for a while. I went back and forth from Kyoto that day, mainly to see the castle. I walked past the park beside Jilu City. I didn't feel very beautiful from the view of the park. The park itself is very beautiful (there is a good morning garden beside the park. Don't miss it, the courtyard is very beautiful, especially in autumn, the doorway can also be stamped with a memorial badge). When I approached the scope of Jilu City, I was shocked. It was magnificent and magnificent. It's very tiring to climb. A lot of walking, ha ha ha ha... but still feel very worthwhile! I also bought a lot of souvenirs in Jilu City. By the way, the souvenir store street near Jilu City must go for a stroll and buy a lot of interesting and inexpensive souvenirs. (The fruit and pot rice in my picture are really super delicious, you can taste them when you pass by.)
Take a new one-hour express from Osaka to Jilu, and the one-day ticket to and from Jilu is worth the fare. Because the typhoon has been raining these two days, some disappointment, also not happy to walk over, take the bus 100yen two stops to Jilu City. Japan's first city, compared with the previous city of Kokura, Koyama City is much more spectacular. Ps, Xiong Bencheng didn't go there because of the earthquake. I bought a good package ticket for the ancient garden, 1040 yen, but it didn't go because of the heavy rain.
This time, I decided to go to Jilu City after listening to a donkey friend's introduction. Another reason is that I bought pass of JR Kansai. In order to make full use of JR PASS, I also arranged the route from Kobe to Jilu City. It takes about 40 minutes to take the new express train from Sangong Station in Kobe in the direction of Ji Road and Networks Trunk. Get down to Jilu Road and exit from Gate 1. You can see Jilu City not far away. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to Jilu City. You can also take a two-stop bus, which is about five minutes away. The parks on the outskirts of Jilu City do not accept admission tickets. If it's just to take some beautiful pictures, it's OK not to buy tickets to the Tianshou Pavilion. To tell you the truth, the Tianshouge Pavilion was not very beautiful, and it was very tiring to climb the stairs. Tickets for Tianshouge are 1000 yen, plus 40 yen to buy tickets for Guyuan. If you buy the ticket of Guyuan alone, it will be 300 yen. Jilu City is very beautiful in appearance. Looking at the past, the white Tianshou Pavilion is very beautiful and magnificent. I describe her as very gorgeous. Unfortunately, we arrived a few days early and did not catch up with the cherry blossom, so we did not make a big film. I want to go there again when I have the chance.
The second trip to Jilu City and the first trip to Jilu City in Japan in 2015 are exactly the opposite destinations. A few steps out of the railway station towards the main road leading directly to the castle, you can see the silver "egret castle" clearly. Still with excitement, I took a picture with my mobile phone in a few steps. Walking to the entrance of the gate, looking up at the Tianshou Pavilion of White Wall Daiwa, I still can't believe that I really came to Jilu City again. There are no less than ten castles in Japan, but Jilu Castle is the best preserved ancient castle in the Warring States Period. I believe this will never be the last. Jilu City has such charm.
Jilu City, also known as Egret City, is one of the three famous cities in Japan, and also a national treasure city pool of Japan's world cultural heritage. It is located in the center of Jilu City. It can be reached within an hour by Shinkansen from Osaka or Kyoto. It is 15 minutes'walk along two rows of ginkgo trees outside Jilu JR Station. Tickets are 1000 yen, which is not cheap for Japanese scenic spots. Looking at the Tianshou Pavilion in the distance, it really deserves the name of the city of egrets. In 2015, when we met with decoration and maintenance, we finally got a glimpse of the elegance. The Tianshou Pavilion needs to take off shoes and lift shoes all the way to the end of the visit. From the outside, Tianshou Pavilion is a five-storey building, but from the inside, it is a seven-storey building with six floors above ground and one floor below ground. It represents the highest technical wooden structure in Japan. While lifting shoes, we stand in line with narrow wooden stairs for orderly visits to the upper and lower floors. It is reported that the whole city contains ingenious organs of war wisdom.
Jilu City is located in Jilu City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Take the Shinkansen Line or JR to Jilu Station and get off. You can see Tianshouge when you go out. It only takes about 10 minutes to walk from the station to the castle. Jilu City is one of the three major names of Japan. During the Warring States Period, Hideo Kuroda dedicated the city to Hideki Yuchi. Hideki used to use it as a base camp for attacking Maori (and later transferred the position to the Writing Range Temple not far from Hideki Road City). In this visit to Jilu City, its Tianshou Pavilion has been opened after a major overhaul, but the stairs of Tianshou Pavilion are extremely steep (see photo). Walking up to a section of the road of Tianshouge Pavilion, you can see small openings for design, as if you came to a section of the "Shadow Warrior" opening soldier's report to the city. This time it happened to catch up with the display of the armor used in the play by Yasuo Nakaito, the soldier and guard actor Ai Chuanxiang. I can't help thinking of Osaka City, which I just visited a few days ago. Jilucheng is worth visiting for Japanese Warring States enthusiasts and ordinary tourists.