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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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Most beautiful Castle in Japan!

It has been recently renovated and reopened the 29 of March, so it was really crowded these days of the "Sakura" or the Cherry Blossoms feast. Just coming outside the train... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Sibiu, Romania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Castle has reopened in March after restauration. Maybe because of this there were many people waiting in line to enter the castle. From outside - amazing. Looks immaculate, impresive....wonderfull. Inside - not what I expected. First of all we took out our shoes, but that day it was quite cold inside the castle so I ended up with a flu.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Visited in mid April (not long after the re-opening). It was busy and like other reviews say we had to wait to move between floors. Japanese people are good at queuing so was all very organised and while you felt a but herded around you didn't feel pushed and barged in any way. The castle is stunning from the outside... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It has been recently renovated and reopened the 29 of March, so it was really crowded these days of the "Sakura" or the Cherry Blossoms feast. Just coming outside the train station , you get a sight of this magnificent Castle and it takes you about 10-15 minutes walk to get there. At 11:30 a.m. I made one hour to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Surely one of the the most beautiful castle in Japan with beautiful surrounding as well. Himeji town itself offers a modern and relax environment to walk around. Looking from the history whereby the castle never been damage during the war and after years long of renovation, the castle surely looks even magnificent. The ground itself quite big with the crowd... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The Castle is beautiful from the outside, but the inside is just the skeleton with nothing displayed. The top floor will give you a view on the city, but it's not that stunning. Also it's very crowded to go in, it took us 3 hours to come from bottom to top with a lot of pushing people! The entrance fee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

They just re-opened the castle and it is beautiful. I got to go when the cherry blossoms were in bloom and it was picture perfect. The inside of the castle is empty (no furniture) so if there is a lot of people it is not worth going in because you can't even stop and see the view. Because it just... More 

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Chonburi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Himeji Castle has been closed for two years.Just fully opened on this march 15.Castle is more beautiful than previous time. I went there on sakura time.So there were a lot of peoples .Wating time for going inside castle was 2 hours.We didnot go inside.Hemiji castle take only 1 hour from Osaka by Shinkansen.After you get out the Himeji Station you... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

The castle is undoubtedly beautiful and striking. It has just reopened fully after years of restoration. Maybe we have been spoilt by the way these buildings are presented in the UK but we felt that it lacked any sense of its history of how people loved there. The keep especially is essentially just the building but with no attempt to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We arrived Himeji station at around 8:30 and walked towards the castle. Once you get out of the JR station, the castle is right in front of you, you won't miss it. It is a good 15 minutes walk, and it was a nice breezy morning stroll. Once we're close to the castle, crowd noticeably increase exponentially. Beware, you should... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Himeji Castle just reopened in late March, and it is a stunner! The grounds are also lovely. We visited with our two young children (ages 5 and 7) who were entranced as well. If you plan to visit the Main Keep (the white castle you see in all the photos), be prepared to climb LOTS of stairs without shoes. The... More 

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