Himeji Castle

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture 670-0012, Japan
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-792851146
  • Ticket Price: 1000 JPY
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Himeji Castle - Review

Located in the Southern part of Hyogo is the beautiful city of Himeji with its spectacular buildings and breathtaking natural beauty. It is also the second largest city in Hyogo with cultural influences that are quite dynamic. If you are visiting Himeji, the first place you must go to is the Himeji Castle- its most popular tourist destination. Its importance can be understood by the fact that it was even secured as a world heritage site in 1993. The beautiful castle sits atop the Himeyama hill and is a prominent example of quintessential Japanese architecture with lovely pointed roof tops and heavy wooden interiors. Come to witness this national treasure which is also home to some other premier places like Shoshazan Engyoji and experience Japan in a way you have never done before! Ensure to visit at nights if you can, as the castle is famous for being an unforgettable sight after dark.

Himeji Castle Ticket Prices

  • Adults- 1000 yen
  • Students- 300 yen

Group (30 persons and over)-

  • Adults- 800 yen
  • Student- 240 yen

Combined ticket for Himeji Castle & Kokoen Garden-

  • Adults- 1040 yen
  • Students- 260 yen

Himeji Castle Opening and Closing Hours

  • Admission ends one hour before closing.

How To reach Himeji Castle by Public Transport

  • By Car or Taxi.

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TripHobo Highlights for Himeji Castle

  • Himeji Castle Address: 68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture 670-0012, Japan
  • Himeji Castle Contact Number: +81-792851146
  • Himeji Castle Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Himeji Castle Price: 1000 JPY
  • Best time to visit Himeji Castle(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Himeji Castle: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Himeji Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Himeji include Himeji Castle in their plan

  • 77.98% of people start their Himeji Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Himeji Castle

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

58.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Himeji Castle

People normally club together Himeji City Zoo and Kokoen Garden while planning their visit to Himeji Castle.

People also prefer to start their day with Himeji Castle.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • What a truly beautiful castle, I was not disappointed in the majesty and superiority of Himeji compared to other castles across Japan. It was by far the most breathtaking and we'll restored I have seen. The joy was not just in seeing the castle either, the moat tour was interesting and the grounds for the castle were also the most intact and sprawling for a larger area than I had seen. Many of the outer compartments and gates still maintained and gloriously presented. A must see if you wish to see Japan's historical sites.

  • Definitely a good place to visit if you have the JR pass and can make a quick stop in this city. The stairs on the way up get quite steep and you have to remove your shoes to climb to the top. There's not a real "attraction" at the top but some pretty city views. The castle is about a 20 min walk from the JR station which is very convenient.

  • Interesting place, well laid out, and informative signage. We went right at opening time and there weren't many folks around. When we left around lunchtime it was getting busier, but the crowds weren't as insane as some of the other tourist stops. Anyway, I'd recommend making the stop here and plan on 3 hours or so. Also, there's a ticket that includes the gardens next door... I'd recommend checking that out, as well.

  • Pretty awesome castle with a really great view of the city. This is basically the only tourist attraction in the whole city, and it's well worth the $10 entrance fee. Be sure to get your pictures at the top, and beware of the very steep stairs on the way up. Don't forget to check out the secondary wing on the other side of the hill. There's lots more to read and learn about over there despite the smaller size.

  • Arguably one of the best castles in Japan. The latest restoration of the castle was finished only a few years ago and so the outside of the castle is brilliant and beautiful to behold. The coolest part of the castle is that not just the main tower remains. The whole castle ground and all the secondary buildings are still standing and you can enter some of them. Being inside the castle feels like you are truly in the history of Japan.

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