Himeji Castle394 Votes Currently 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
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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Himeji Castle
- 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 Car or Taxi.
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59.34% 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
Himeji Castle Reviews & Ratings
Himeji Castle is known as Japan's most beautiful castle and after visiting I know why. The castle can already be seen from the train just before entering Himeji station. The castle stands out from any other building with its stunning multi-layer roof. It can be very busy at the castle which forces them to use crowd control. I was there just after opening which was a good decision as I could enter the castle itself right away. When leaving the castle there was a long queue.
Really great historical landmark. Views from top were amazing. The long building has more information about it's history. It could be hard to climb for people who are tall (over 6ft). Stairs are very steep and almost ladder like and you are to take your shoes off. Remember to wear socks or feet will be cold
Himeji Castle is a great place to visit. It takes around 20 minutes to walk to it from the station. I'd suggest wearing a nice pair of socks as you have to take off your shoes when entering the castle. It's 6 floors high with narrow stairways. The view is amazing. If you take the time to explore and read the guide book they offer you'll really learn more about the castle. Downsides: Summers in Japan are brutal. This castle has no air conditioning or fans. With a bunch of tourists it can feel like a sauna in there. There was a vendor selling water prior to climbing the pathway to enter the castle. I'd suggest buying or bringing your own since nothing is sold inside the castle.
Amazing place. Hard work though the staircases are mostly steep but thankfully not many between floors. Windows are open to the elements so on a hot day (like then) it was blissful! Oh important, no shoes allowed. Take off and they supply a carrier bag for you to carry them, so make sure you have good socks on! Views are impressive albeit a little tricky to take photos due to wires.
Beautiful castle with a nice climb up to the top of the keep. Great views of the city. Can get very busy and show going inside. Would be nice to have more exhibits on display but that would definitely slow it down even more. Make sure you check out the long corridor for some good angles of the castle.