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Address: Honmachi, Himeji, 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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Worth the time if you interested in Traditional Japanese Cultural and history

We just make it get in by 4 to visit the main Castle. There are very crowded inside the castle and a long line to go in. Traveller must be moderately fit to walk up the stair in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We just make it get in by 4 to visit the main Castle. There are very crowded inside the castle and a long line to go in. Traveller must be moderately fit to walk up the stair in the castle because it quite steep and narrow. The best spot for Photo will be from west side of the castle where... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Yes the castle is beautiful, from outside, especially when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. But don't waste your time paying to go inside, as the grounds and the castle itself are just one big queue. After the reopening the crowds are unbelievable. You can't enjoy the grounds freely and as some other reviews mention there is nothing inside... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Just re-opened after major refurbishments and repairs. A historical site (and also UNESCO recognized) which is worth the visit. Be prepared for long queues entering the upper keep (levels) of the castle and the narrow stairs. Take a look at some the shots posted. Its interesting to note that most of the castles, if not all are featured in dark... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Indeed one of a kind and a UNESCO treasure. We took the JR to himeji station and once u get down from the station, the castle is in sight and require 15min walking time. We were lucky to be there after the restoration works were completed and could explore most of the castle levels. The view from the top wasn't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful castle with very interesting history. The views of the castle from outside are outstanding, as all Japanese castles there is not much inside, but just walking around the castle and reading about the Japanese history is a great experience. The gardens nearby are excellent too and you can get a combo ticket for just a bit... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A most impressive beauty rising high above the city like a fairy princess. We had 15 minutes of sunshine and blue sky during the peak of cherry blossom time and could duplicate the beautiful photos we had seen before. The castle has undergone a lengthy renovation period and was recently opened again to visitors, hundreds of them, so be prepared... More 

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Senior Contributor
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30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

From outside it's grand! Huge and beautiful! But if you've seen your fair share of castles (as we had in India) you are unlikely to be unimpressed from insides. Plus if you end up there with lots of tourist groups you are likely to wait a long time in the queue to get in and out of it. It's basically... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Seeing the castle was a great opportunity, but for some reason it was VERY crowded and we were not told it would take 2 hours to get through it until after we paid the entry fee. Luckily, we had the time to spare, but something that can certainly be improved upon by those operating it. To get to the top... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I should have heeded the advice from the other Tripadvisor reviews. We each paid 1,000 yen for an intense 6-story ladder stepmaster-like experience exacerbated by the hordes of tourists. You were not given any time to really walk around instead you were ushered to get into the never ending line, but I guess there wouldn't be a need to since... More 

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Seattle
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

this is a beautiful castle that has just reopened at the end of march 2015 after renovations. the castle opens at 8AM. try to get there early if you want to see the interior (keep). only 15,000 visitors are allowed inside per day and it is on a first come first serve basis. train from kyoto is just about one... More 

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