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Himeji Castle

Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
+81 792-85-1146
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$4,625*
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88%
Ranked #1 of 112 Attractions in Himeji
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Owner description: One of the grandest feudal castles of Japan.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great site and we really enjoyed walking around the grounds, however, you still have to pay full price when the actual castle is closed. Reopens 28 March 2015. Non the less, really interesting

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Ladysmith, BC
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19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

While we were dying to tour the actual hilltop castle it is currently unavailable due to renovations. The view of this unique wooden classic, along with a tour of other buildings on site, still make the trip to Himeji worthwhile. The castle is also known as the "White Egret Castle" and has a semblance to a soaring Egret. One of... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This truly was the best thing I saw on my visit to Japan. A stunningly beautiful Castle. As you leave the railway station it is at the end of a long tree lined boulevard. On arrival at the castle you pay for admission to the castle or a joint ticket for the gardens too. Just inside I was offered a... More

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Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The castle has portion still until construction. We didnt go inside. There was an international event and lots of food and shopping.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Stunning, historic and truly wonderful. Sadly there were no English speaking tour guides the day we went but we found it entrapping nonetheless. Kids (4 and 6) also loved it and want to go back :-)

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I had 3 hours at this place and strongly like it. This castle is a world heritage and there are many interesting historical stories about this place. It would be more beautiful in Sakura season.

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Manila, Philippines
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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went to Himeji castle last october, unfortunately the main castle was under renovation and was closed to the public. But we did get to enter the mini museum part of the castle. We got to see how they defended the castle against invaders and It was already quite big so we could just imagine the main castle to be... More

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Finland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The castle is definitely worth seeing but if you don't like to climb stairs in uni-size slippers, going inside is a bit challenging. I've visited the castle in spring as well, and I do recommend the cherry blossom time - in case you don't mind the crowds.

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Greve, Denmark
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The castle itself is under major repair. That did not matter much, since the best part is its outward appearance. Majestic!

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Trondheim, Norway
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8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Must-see attraction for history buffs. The castle has been undergoing extensive renovations the past few years but we were pleasantly surprised to find out that the main keep was no longer hidden from view by scaffolding. The inside of the keep was still off-limits but we were able to visit other rooms in the rest of the castle and didn't... More

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