Himeji Castle , Himeji

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  • 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
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About Himeji Castle , Himeji

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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  • This Castle is a bit overrated. The exterior of the castle is beautiful and very well-preserved. Although the interior is also well preserved, it really doesn't have much to see. My recommendation is go there and just spend a good amount of time admiring the magnificent architecture of this original castle and walking through the garden and castle ground. It really is worthwhile, and well worth the visit. However, unless you are a history geek, there is no need to go in and climb to the castle top, especially when it's crowded and you have to wait in line. We were there during the new year holiday, and there was a long queue b/c they need to control the number of visitors. After waiting through the queue and going up, we concluded that it's totally not worth the wait. It would have been a 5-star attraction otherwise.

  • Absolutely amazing castle to walk through. It was recently restored and looks beautiful. You can really get a sense of what it felt like to live here when it was in its prime. The admission price is 1,000 yen ($10) and it is well worth the cost.

  • Beautiful castle site worth a half-day trip if you are in the Osaka area. The main castle is really beautiful and you can get inside as well. There's some other old buildings to go take a look as well. After the castle there's the castle garden nearby which can be accessed if you buy the combination ticket for the castle and garden. Well worth the visit, just a beautiful and quiet Japanese style garden.

  • The castle dominates the town below and why? Because it is beautiful. Be aware that there is a lot of climbing very steep wooden stairs in order to reach the sixth level of this fortress and you will have to take your shoes off and wear slippers to preserve the wooden structure. For those wanting otherwise there is an extremely long corridor nearby where the Princess lived with her courtiers who attended to here needs. Evocative and beautiful it is definitely worth the trip.

  • Very nicely restored Japanese castle, steep steps take you up to a spectacular view of Himeji city and surrounding landscape below. There is a app available on the Japanese App Store which allows for Augmented Reality viewing of various castle features, however the app is not available to those without access to the Japanese App Store which would be a very large number of the visitors in attendance. Through your browser however you are able to scan QR codes for details aswell.

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