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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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It's all done !

Himeji has finally finished it's renovations and it has never looked better. It's so picturesque you will not need to visit any other castles in japan.the walking tour they set up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Himeji has finally finished it's renovations and it has never looked better. It's so picturesque you will not need to visit any other castles in japan.the walking tour they set up is very informative and has many English signs. Highly recommended

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely to see this castle for real. I have seen the James Bond movie "You only live twice" many times. The castle is really cool. A lot of stairs to walk, but worth the trip from Kyoto.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I know it's been under renovation before so the castle is now in a well maintained state but it's a pity that I came during the raining day. But maybe because of the bad weather I didn't need to wait to enter to the castle. It's all built with wood and it has 6 floors. On the top floor it... More 

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Manlleu, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great work of rastauration has been done to the castle. We enjoyed it a lot but sadly the hot temperatures and great number of visitors didn't allow us to fully grasp all the beauty.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If it's a hot day, bring lot's of water and umbrella. It's very nice experience, feels old and authentic but a lot of queuing.. The gardens next to the Castle also very nice

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful castle, don't miss the buildings off to the side of the castle because there is a great explanation of the restoration and the structure of the castle. Try to get there as early as possible.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful castle above that of Osaka in my opinion. Although the grounds are not that impressive the castle itself and walk to it through the alleyway of shops is well worth it.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We've been traveling quite a bit the last two years and try to make a point of visiting the World Heritage Sites when we're nearby. We're in Kyoto and Himeji as others have said is a relatively easy day trip by Shinkansen. The castle is a 20 minute walk or short bus ride from the train station...easy. The castle is... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

If you go to Japan, this is one of the must see. Arrive early, like at least 30 minutes before the opening (check on internet the opening hours), as humdreds of people may line up during the vacation time to visit. Great picture spots. Amazing exterior, interesting interiors (no furnitures, like it was at the time). Also good to know:... More 

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Herzliya, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I don't get why this is ranked so high. The castle is beautiful and impresive from the outside, but that's it. Inside, you have 6 floors full of NOTHING and tones of people gathered on each tiny floor. Between climbing each floor you have to wait in line for about 7~10 minutes because it's alway too crowded. There's really nothing... More 

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