Himeji Castle , Himeji
About Himeji Castle , Himeji
Himeji Castle , Himeji - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture 670-0012, Japan
Ticket Price: 1000 JPY
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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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A truly magnificent place and one of the most beautiful sights I saw in the country. The castle and the grounds are impeccably maintained and very peaceful and delightful to visit. The castle interior is mostly empty with just a few exhibits and plaques which, in my opinion, was the right balance of preserving the space without too much clutter getting in the way. Beautiful views of the city from the castle, but there's many relatively steep staircases so consider this before visiting the interior. A 15-minute walk from Himeji Station, and the walk is very pleasant with shops, restaurants, and pretty statues along the sidewalk. Truly a world treasure.
I visited when it was under renewal and it was quite amazing to see the traditional craftsmanship in progress and the sheer magnitude of the work. Visiting again after the renewal is complete, it’s a truly impressive and beautiful sight. It was a great experience to climb up through the castle keep and experience the grandeur and deep history that is evident in the very stones, timbers and textures of the place. With a bit of imagination it transports you if ever so briefly into another era.
Spectacular castle and grounds. Take a day/half-day trip or stop off on your way to/from Hiroshima. You can leave bags at the station. More impressive than Matsumoto Castle. Don't miss the gardens next door to the castle. They are seriously beautiful, maybe the most beautiful gardens we've seen in Japan.
The castle is outright massive. Himeji is the most impressive original castle in Japan and certainly the largest and most intact. The roof tiles and gates are stunning and the inside of the castle is filled with giant wooden beans and weapons racks. Game of thrones should have filmed here. 2nd time doesn't change the fact that this place is simply awe inspiring. Also yes the castle will almost always be busy but the castle and its grounds are also large enough to accommodate the a large amount of people. It will not be difficult to get some great shots.
A historical castle that was recently renovated. It is definitely worth to visit as it plays a very important role in Japan's history. Since so many people from any part of the world want to see it, it's over-crowded. The inside of the castle is dark. It's very dangerous with a lot of visitors. Too many tourists may also damage this important historical building. Measures to control the number of visitors should be considered