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Himeji Castle

Address: Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 792-85-1146
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Ranked #1 of 139 things to do in Himeji
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the grandest feudal castles of Japan.
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: One of the grandest feudal castles of Japan.
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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went to Himeji on a daytrip from Kyoto, free with the JR-Pass on Shinkansen. From JR Himeji Station, it is just a leisurely 15-mins stroll to the castle. I skipped the castle when I visited Japan in 2012, having heard that it is under maintenance with scaffolding covering the castle, this time they removed it and started working on the... More 

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Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Himeji castle was the best one I came across while in Japan. I went as a day trip from Kyoto and it was a beautiful place! Unfortunately the majority of it was under construction when I went (low seasons) so there were many areas that were off limits, but there were still plenty of places to stop for a photo... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Personally I agree with others review this castle is better than Osaka Castle and probably the best in Japan as they related. Its a beautiful place, very well kept. We didn't get to the inside to explore for short of time (took too much time at ShoShazan and Kokoen Garden. Besides most part closed for renovation till March 2015. But... More 

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Suwon, South Korea
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

we were from kobe with more than an hour train trip. castle around tour bus for 100 yen was not working during winter time. not far to the castle from himeji station, good distance to walk. repairing curtains were removed but couldn't enter castle. on march this year will be opened as they say. himeji castle is famous itself and... More 

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Shanghai, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

As I read before, it is very easy to go Himeji by Shikanshen, and from Osaka is really near. Don't miss the opportunity to visit it. Even if you go before the inauguration of the main tower on 27th of March 2015. Before that day, you can only enter to the inside walls, but the main tower is closed. Despite... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I am very fond of Japanese castles and have visited many of them but Himeji castle is, without a shadow of a doubt, the fairest of them all. It is breathtaking from afar and up close and I highly recommend a visit. The grand reopening is on the 27th March and then the Main Keep will be open to visitors... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

While the restoration of this magnificent Castle is not complete yet we were advised that it will be completed sometime in 2015. It will be even more magnificent then. 24 months ago the castle was completely encased in a metal shed to allow the restoration to continue irrespective of the weather outside. January 2015 the castle has been unveiled, but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The castle is really beautiful from the outside. Unfortunately I didn’t get to go into the main part of the castle to look b/c it’s under restoration, so it is closed off. Suppose to open again March 2015. I was able to go to the other parts of the castle, which is kinda neat too. Learned a bit about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The main area was under renovation but there was still enough to see for an enjoyable visit. The buildings are beautiful to look at and photograph nicely. The walking route through the grounds takes visitors through the gardens, courtyards and even through a section of the outerwall that was used for defense of the castle, as well as quarters for... More 

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

What a wonderful old castle in Japan. It was interesting touring this place as I was visiting Japan for a summer.

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