Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Himeji Castle is located in Himeji city. Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, is one of the three ancient castles. and the most beautiful of the country.

It has been register as a world heritage site. Culture from UNESCO and full of creativity of the combination of architecture with advances in engineering at that time

Himeji Castle,  about 400 years old, is glistening in pure white. Worthy of the name of the white egret castle.

The interior structure of There was design as a fortress. That had never been conquer by the enemy. Around the castle are full of cherry blossom trees. 

Opening hours

  • Open daily from 09:00 – 17:00 (doors close at 16:00)
  • Will postpone the closing time to 6:00 PM (door closes at 5:00 PM) – closed only on December 29 – 30.


  • Admission fee inside Himeji Castle and other areas within there. For those aged 18 and over 1000 yen, students 300 yen.

Getting to

  • From Sanyo Himeji Station, Himeji’s public transportation hub, tourists can walk to take a bus. which will be in the north of the station. Travel time is about 5 minutes.

There are walls and doors blocking each part. In addition, at the end of the corridor you will find a ticket vending machine for entering the inner castle grounds. Inside the castle, there are narrow stairs for walking up and down. At the top floor of the castle tower, there is a channel for viewing 360-degree panoramic views. Let’s look at the panoramic view. This part allows you to see the entire castle grounds and also be able to look into the distance until you see Himeji city.