Himeji CastleCurrently Closed
- 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 Hours
- Admission ends one hour before closing.
How To reach Himeji Castle by Public Transport
- By Car or Taxi.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Himeji Castle
95% of people who visit Himeji include Himeji Castle in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
85.71% of people start their Himeji Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Himeji Castle
81.58% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Himeji Castle
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Himeji Castle , Himeji Reviews
If you're staying in the Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.) Himeji Castle is fairly accessible and is considered to be one of the nicest castles in Japan. The ride from Osaka on the bullet train for instance is only about 30 minutes. Locating the castle from the station is quite easy as you can just follow the crowds down the sidewalk for the 10 to 15 minute walk or so. There are a variety of eating places and shopping on the way to the castle as well so you could grab a bite before or after sightseeing at the castle. As for the castle grounds, they are huge and include not only the castle but gardens and a tea house. The gardens are absolutely breathtaking during the cherry blossom season as the trees line the pond. Overall, I find this castle to be a great stop on a Japan tour.
We decided to stop in Himeji to visit the castle on our way from Osaka to Hiroshima and were not disappointed. This stunning castle is one of the 12 ‘original’ castles in Japan. The beautiful white colour also makes it stand out from other castles. The outer buildings are also standing and well preserved. We did notice little signs everywhere which linked to an augmented reality (AR) app for added tour experience but were unable to download it as it was only on the Japanese Store and couldn’t change it on our devices. If you can’t fit staying in the town of Himeji into your itinerary, please try to at least stop for a few hours or the day as the Shinkansen stop here, the castle is only a short walk from the station up the main road with lots of shops and restaurants.
Great experience ! The castle has been well maintained. We went there during autumn so the ginkgo leaves along the road were all yellow. The view from the upper stairs of the castle was nice as well. My 76-year-old father had no trouble climbing the stairs in the castle since it was built properly with the handle for the elderly. Don’t forget to visit the garden next to the castle. It was hugeeee and had a beautiful autumn leaves there. We had to take a taxi back to the station since we had already walked too much once we finished visiting both places.
One of the beautiful places I’ve been to in Japan. It is well maintained and beautiful. Definitely worth going. Although it is pretty dark inside and not much setting to see but the view from the top floor is nice. I just enjoyed resting and admiring the castle from the bench on the grounds. It is a bit far from Osaka/Kyoto. About 1.5-2 hours so be sure to get on the super rapid train and it’ll take you less than an hour
This place had a strong historical feeling and romantic. You can get in to the castle and walk up to the highest level to experience the Himeji Castle history. It is so calm to look out the window and feel the wind. There’s no air conditioning in the castle so it would be tough to walk up to the top for elderly people. Worth the visit. Plenty of car space, so you can drive here and visit this beautiful castle.