Outside the prefecture
- Art & Culture
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.
- 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
- Wi-Fi available
- Credit cards accepted
- Who are you traveling with?
- Recommended seasons
- 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
- 079-285-1146 (Himeji Castle Administration Office)
- Web Site
- This information is correct as of 8/2020. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.