I thought some of you would want to see our lovely apartment. We have pictures in our photo gallery (the link on the right side of this page. We live in the "Shirasagi Residence", a relatively new apartment building (1-1/2 years old) built and owned by the City of Himeji. Eight Australian and eight American teachers plus family members live in the building. It's a four story building with studio and 1 bedroom apartments. The rent is heavily subsidized, so we are extremely lucky to be in such a big, modern and beautiful building. We are located only 15 minutes by bike from downtown and the castle. We can see the castle from our balcony. Julian was kind enough to take lots of pictures. This is where we live and this is where you can stay....come visit us.