Friday, November 4, 2016

Himeji-jo Castle - Japan Pavilion Epcot

At the very rear of the Japan pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot in Walt Disney World is a castle inspired by Himeji-jo Castle.  Himeji-jo Castle is the typical castle style of 17th century Japan.  The castle is frequently known as Hakuro-jō ("White Egret Castle") because of its brilliant white exterior.

Fun fact - The Japan Pavilion was supposed to have a replica of Mount Fuji in the background.

This was an HDR image with the normal image setting of aperture f/8.0, 1/320 sec shutter speed, ISO 100 and 25mm focal length.

This shot was taken from the 2nd floor balcony that wraps around the building that houses the two main restaurants.  Just walk to the very back of the balcony toward the castle.  It is not an area with high traffic so if you want to setup a tripod, it should not be in anyone's way. 

Have fun capturing the magic of Disney.