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Himeji Castle
Game Mode: Classic, Deathmatch
File Size:
33.661 MB
Nov 23, 2013 @ 10:55am
Jan 25 @ 6:25am
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de_himeji_castle is a map created by me for the GameBanana 'Famous Landmarks' contest. I choose this castle based on high demand for asian themes by many people (not only on GameBanana but also outside of the contest) and therefor I decided to create this magnificent castle, of which I had never heard of its existence ever before (despite it being apparantly very famous).

From Wikipedia:

Himeji Castle (姫路城 Himeji-jō?) is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. The castle is frequently known as Hakuro-jō ("White Egret Castle") or Shirasagi-jō ("White Heron Castle") because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight.

Technical aspects

A CS:S version is currently under development.

The map currently has no detrimental errors or glitches and is fully optimized. It shouldn't crash any servers. Any problems related to performance/FPS, gameplay, flow or unresponsible things, please add those to the feedback thread on this workshop page. Many thanks!

Final Notes and License

- The map has been built in a timespan of 35 days, including the creation of all textures, props and brushwork. No one else worked onto the map or models/materials, but I did get many ideas and suggestions!
- The map has been created to honour the magnificense of the Himeji Castle and the Japanese Culture. I do not intend any harm towards either the castle, its visitors or its inhabitants.
- The castle is publicly visitable in Himeji in Japan.
- I would like to thanks all people that aided in the development of this map. Thank you very much!

- If Valve or the community wishes to add this to the official maps, please say so in the comments section or vote the map with a thumb up! Many thanks!
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Onidruha Oct 15 @ 5:27am 
10 iz 10
Mr. Taxxon Aug 14 @ 10:28pm 
Why is the castle even there? Going up into that maze has no purpose as far as I can tell.
PsL - PotsmokersLounge.net Jul 8 @ 1:19pm 
PotsmokersLounge.net Workshop Maps Server has this map on rotation along with other customs. If you want to test it out or other customs addip
TONY LE1TANA Jun 26 @ 3:58am 
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LizaRd Jun 2 @ 10:49pm 
This light is too dim !!
Steve Burns Apr 24 @ 6:44pm 
I HAVE 7 POP STATION GAMES 1 is good but its not very good the other one is gay and i didnt relly like itt.
sniper0728 Apr 14 @ 8:34pm 
Very Fast High Kill Count Incredable Details And Location... One Of My New Favorites.... Much Thanks To All That Helped Make This Map Very enjoyable!!!
Funasshi Mar 28 @ 2:58pm 
antuuuun Feb 28 @ 7:48am 
nice map