Himeji Castle

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Himeji Castle is one of the twelve original castles left in Japan and a top destination for tourists from around the world. Known as the White Heron Castle due to its snowy exterior, the castle has been designated both a national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overview

Address

68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo (Map) (Directions)

Hours

9:00 - 17:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
Holidays 9:00 - 17:00

Phone Number

079-285-1146

Website

himejicastle.jp

General Amenities

  • Free guides/pamphlets
  • Restroom

What's unique

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • National Treasure

Payment Method

  • Pay by cash
  • Credit cards accepted

Access

Himeji Castle is easily reached from Himeji main station in a 15-20 minute walk, or via a 5-minute bus ride (¥100).

Upcoming Events

1 upcoming event
Himeji Castle Festival 2024

Himeji Castle Festival 2024

May 17th - May 19th

The Himeji Castle Festival includes colorful processions of participants dressed in historical costumes, traditional dance performances,..

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