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Himeji Castle

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Address: 68 Hommachi, Himeji 670-0012, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 792-85-1146
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Description: One of the grandest feudal castles of Japan.
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Visiting a historical castle.

Wow! There is nothing like visiting a real Castle. I just wanted to actual see one. At the time of my visit, it was undergoing restoration. I did manger to see much, and get a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Wow! There is nothing like visiting a real Castle. I just wanted to actual see one. At the time of my visit, it was undergoing restoration. I did manger to see much, and get a feel of its place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I visited the castle on a cloudy, overcast day and did not expect to get any good photos. Instead the castle seemed to glow in the light, standing out bright and white against the grey skies. The gardens were filled with cherry blossom, so deep in places it looked like snow. So many shades of white, bright pink and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you decide to visit this castle, do remember to buy the combo ticket, which will give you access to the beautiful Koko-en Garden. The castle is located about 10-20 minutes walk from the Himeji JR station (you can see the castle in the distance as soon as you get out of the station). Himeji is a cute little town!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is probably why you came to Himeji - to visit the castle. And it does not disappoint. The castle is located in the middle of a lovely park. It can take quite a while to get here from the Himeji train station, but it's worth your while. Ticket is apx. 6US$, and it's worth it as long has you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's defiantly worth a peek, there is a zoo next door, its few steps up a straight road paved with shops from the train station which also has a viewing platform towards the castle. I was lucky enough to see this during the cherry blossom season, it was crowded but not overly so. It was beautiful, the castle is striking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. Be sure to get the combination ticket with the Koko-en garden, it only costs a few more yen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went during the Sakura season which is amazing when it come with this stunning white traditional castle in japan. After a few years maintenance of the main castle, it is now look as stunning as 600 years ago. I strongly recommend to pay a visit to the main building as it show how ancient japanese build this castle and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It's a world heritage site and a source of great pride so be prepared for crowds. It's an amazing place, the construction and feel of the castle is breath taking. The castle, nishi no maru (west Bailey or compound) and Kokoen grounds will take hours to visit so get there early. Bring water during the summer because it gets hot.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Castle was recommended to us as a stopping point on our trip to Hiroshima June 2014 on the bullet train. We left our luggage at the train station for a small fee and walked the 1 km to the castle, along one of the main avenues dating back to the original castle grounds. The tour of the castle (... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We visited Himeji Castle from Kyoto (Shinkansen). We arrived 15 minuted before opening and there were maybe 50 people ahead of us. I'm pretty sure that if we arrived 30 minutes, it would have made no difference. After this, the crowds would take over the place. It takes less than 2 hours to visit. It was just renovated and the... More 

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Address: Address: 68 Hommachi, Himeji 670-0012, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 792-85-1146
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Hyogo Prefecture  >  Himeji
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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