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Address: 68 Hommachi, Himeji 670-0012, Hyogo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 79-285-1146
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One of the grandest feudal castles of Japan.

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$171*
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Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Osaka
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Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Kyoto

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We only did a stopver Himeji for the Castle and it was worth it

We went for a day trip from Kyoto to Hiroshima and did Miyajima island as well. On the way back we decieded to make an additional stop in Himeji to check out the castle. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for a day trip from Kyoto to Hiroshima and did Miyajima island as well. On the way back we decieded to make an additional stop in Himeji to check out the castle. We were hard pressed in terms of time however during the summer month ( i think till september or october but please verify) the castle is... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed over night in Himeji so we could be at the gates for opening time, it was a sweltering August day and we were forced to queue in the sunshine for 20mins before they opened the gates bang on 9am, staff did provide free paper fans which were much appreciated. The castle is spectacular from a distance and within... More 

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American Fork, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful castle. I was a little shocked when I saw it this year, 35 years ago the roof was black, from all the pollution and such. Now it is more a light grey color, more original. I was a little dissapointed that they had removed some of the samurai warrior armor that were in some of the rooms. there were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with my parents (70+) and 2 young children (7 and 5yo). The castle looks stunning from far.but it was too difficult for my parents to cope. Luckily they opt not to enter the castle else it would be a waste of money. The stairs in the castle were very steep. My kids were having fun, climbing up the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Castle is more beautiful from outside then inside. To be honest I can't advice to pay 1000yen to visit it. And of course stop here only by a rapid stop in the Travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima. Surely the hot day and crowded it did not help to make me appreciate entirely this attraction.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, visiting this castle is not great if you've got dodgy knees as I don't know how many stairs that you have to walk up to climb to the top of the six floors of the castle - I guess you could call it a day after a few. and this in your bare feet or socks, too, as you... More 

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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle has only recently opened after a 5 year renovation, so it is quite a popular attraction. Unfortunately, you can't buy tickets in advance online (which is shockingly common in an otherwise so modern country, go figure!) and they only release a certain amount of tickets each days, on a first come first served basis. So that meant we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Himeji is a beautiful castle to visit. But it is also a fun city to visit as well. Fun shops close proximity to everything. But if you go to the castle you must also visit Engyo-Ji Temple. To visit one without the other would be half a visit! Go to castle early when it is cooler and less busy and... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of steep stairs to climb when inside the castle and there is no turning back once on and have started on the stair climbing! I personally don't think it was worthwhile..... Nicer looking at the castle from the outside.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled to Himeji some time ago now (well before Sept 2015), before the restoration work on the castle began. I was impressed by how beautiful the castle was back then and I can only imagine what it must look like now. If you are into history (and even if you're not) Himeji Castle is a must-see for all travellers... More 

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