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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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Magic place

You feel like in a Samurai movie... It's magic place, amazingly well restored. A must see during your visit in Kensai.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When I first heard about this place, I thought it would be like the Statue of Liberty or Grand Canyon. But it was far from that. Luckily, I downloaded the app, so it told me what each place was used for. But if you don't have that app, it is so boring. I mean you climb up to the 6th... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You feel like in a Samurai movie... It's magic place, amazingly well restored. A must see during your visit in Kensai.

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Southport, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is just too fabulous for words. Easy to get there with the JR pass and an easy walk to the castle. Give yourself lots of time as there is much to see and experience. Great gardens in the area and also great restaurants on the way back to the station

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There was a long queue to get in. It was extremely crowded as it was a Sunday. Nothing very impressive actually. There was not a lot of explanations and its just a plain climb up to the last level with a shrine. The entire building is empty otherwise. We needed to queue to get to each level as well. It... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

i suggest going before 9 am, when i arrive at start of opening operatins,which is 9 am, there already long queque to enter the castle, i really not reccomend this castle for tall person, above 170 cm. when you go inside the castle i find its difficult to going upstair because low height of stairs. fee entrance 1000 yen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Grand castle can see from the himeji castle. After castle you can take the bus to mt shosha got cable car and very very old moutain temple made of hard wood.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

it is an awesome sight, my advice is to spend time learning before hand how the residents and soldiers lived in the castle before entering it, it makes sense because once your inside you can see how it works much better. it is very busy with other tourists and you can get pushed along before you have had a good... More 

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

All Castles in Japan are very similar in style and looking. Himeji Castle is the one of the largest. It looks fabulous from outside. However, inside of the castle there is not much to see and could be so crowded. My recommendation is to look at the castle from different angles and walk to different yards around the castle. You... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have visited Himeji Castle a number of times over the past thirty years, and my recent visit in July 2015 was a great disappointment. Following the long restoration of the castle, I was curious to see how the tour had changed. Well, it is now far worse than ever before, for a few reasons. First of all, the castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Although there is not much to see inside, all the area it's absolutely amazing and the castle itself gorgeous. Without doubt a must see attraction, and a good half day trip excuraion from osaka

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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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