• Himejijo Castle
  • Himejijo Castle
  • Himejijo Castle
  • Himejijo Castle
  • Himejijo Castle
  • Himejijo Castle
  • Himejijo Castle
  • Himejijo Castle
  • Himejijo Castle
  • Himejijo Castle

Himejijo Castle

Beautiful Scenery Unesco World Heritage History Culture Experience Art & Architecture

Easy Access

English

Family-friendly

Free Admission

Parking

Restroom

Unrestricted by Weather

Wheelchair-friendly

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Things to know

Himejijo Castle was registered as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1993. Whereas many of the castles registered as World Heritage sites are built of stone or brick, in Himeji Castle, the main buildings are built of wood, excluding the moat and stone walls. It can be said that its architectural style and design are invaluable and unparalleled anywhere in the world. Where, a wood design would normally be a detriment in that any wood building would suffer a lack of longevity, Himejijo Castle's survival in spite of this only adds to its allure. When spring comes, the periphery of Himeji Castle is enveloped in about 1,000 cherry trees, and the view seen from the tower of Himeji Castle has been selected as one of “Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.”

Photograph provided by Himeji City

Information

〒6700012
68 Honmachi, Himeji City, Hyogo
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079-285-1146
Duration: 1.5 hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 09:00~16:00
JPY1000 / Adult

Age 6-17: JPY 300
Discounts for online reservations are available.

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Recommended Season
March・April・May・June・July・August・September・October

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