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Himeji castle

  • Himeji castle
  • Himeji castle
  • Himeji castle
  • Himeji castle


    This flatland-mountain castle stands to the north of central Himeji. It’s one of twelve existing castles in Japan with a keep built in the Edo period or earlier. Its beautiful white walls account for its other name, the White Heron Castle. Its beauty is also the reason for its ranking second on the list of castles to see before you die on an American travel review website. Eight of the buildings are national treasures, and 74 are important national cultural properties. Along with Hōryū-ji Temple in Nara, it was the first place in Japan registered as a World Heritage Site.

    Basic information

    68 Honmachi, Himeji City, Hyōgo
    How to Get There
    About a 5 minute walk from the Otemonmae bus stop
    Open time
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Close: 5: 00 p.m. ), Summer Business Hours (April 27 - August 31) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.(Close: 6:00 p.m.)
    December 29th and 30th
    Adult:¥1,000, Elementary, Junior High and High School Student: ¥300
    • Accessible by public transportation
    • Can communicate in English
    • Parking available
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.
    ・Paid parking lot

    Detailed information

    079-285-1146 (Himeji Castle Administration Office)
    Web Site
    This information is correct as of 12/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.