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Himeji Central Park

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Opens in 7 min: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Animal side is worth it

My husband and I went here on our honeymoon. We're currently unable to own pets, so the most... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2017
Wasilla, Alaska
Nice View of the Castle

This is the oark surrounding the castle and there are beautiful views of the casle from many spots... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2016
Daniel N
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1436-1 Toyotomicho Kodani, Himeji 679-2121, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

Japan is known for its immaculate gardens. Himeji park is no exception. This is a great way to ease the mind while getting great exercise.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank supachoc
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

DO NOT bother wasting your time or money to go here. We paid 50,000 Yen for round trip bus, entry and safari park bus ride and all we got to do was the safari park bus ride which took about 30mins! If you want to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Tanya G
Reviewed March 26, 2018

While the Diavlo roller-coaster was pretty awesome, the rest of this theme park was far below average. A large majority of the rides were closed, some were posted at entry, however others weren't, it was quite disappointing. The reasons for giving this 2/5 are because...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Shadowshadi
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

A safari park isn't that common in Japan so it was a nice change from a typical Japanese zoo which is usually just a depressing mix of concrete and cages. Here you can drive yourself through or go on the park's safari bus which leaves...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ojayc0305
Reviewed July 2, 2017

You can enjoy various sights of the Himeji castle and sit around the park and have a picnic. It's best to visit on a sunny day so you can walk around the park and admire the scenery!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LoukasL_07
Reviewed March 15, 2017

My husband and I went here on our honeymoon. We're currently unable to own pets, so the most exciting thing about Central Park was being able to interact with animals. There's a dog park within the amusement park, and more dogs and other animals within...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank iikoto
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Everything you see in the travel mags!! Beautiful plant life, cats sleeping under the trees (yes you read right cats) Koi swimming in the garden lakes make for a magic and tradition experience. Simply put stunning.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 503stacyr
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This is the oark surrounding the castle and there are beautiful views of the casle from many spots of it.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Daniel N
Reviewed June 18, 2016

the gardens and Himeji Castle..wear good walking shoes and expect to spend about a day here..I have already written reviews on the Castle and garden

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Marta E
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Visiting this park was the one and only complete waste of time, money and effort during all my travels in japan. Getting there as a non japanese is challenging, but doable. once there you pay 3100 admission, then you are required to pay for literally...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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May 27, 2016|
Response from Lengluey | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. It cost around 1,000 yen for the day to park there.
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Recommendation on area to visit to see autumn foilage (5 Replies)
Hi all, My friend and I intend to visit Japan this autumn, but now in a dilemma as we are unable to decide which area to go. Some area short listed are Kyushu, Central Japan or Hokkaido, which area is better to visit during autumn? and which month?? Anyone who has visited either areas can recommend? And also roughly how long is needed to travel around leisurely? Thanks in advance!!
July 20, 2011|
Response fromworthj1970|
November is your best bet. Do you have any itinerary plans yet? Kyoto is wonderful in autumn; so are Nara and Nikko. If the goal is to see the colors, then I suggest spreading yourself out, if you have the time. For example, pick locations in various regions, since it's impossible to predict exactly when the colors will peak. As to how much time you need, a lot depends on you. Some people spend one week and manage to get a great tasted for the country. Two weeks is a good amount of time...More
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Hello all, My wife and I are in Japan for a total of 10 days in Central Japan this August, first at Osaka to see Radiohead at Summer Sonic and then a few days in Kyoto for a few more days. If you had 6 or so days to explore the Japanese Alps, where would you go? I love hiking and new experiences. I'm a bit overwhelm with the choices of places to go. Any advice would be appreciated.
May 24, 2016|
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I'm still figuring out where to go on my Japan trip. One hike that looks really cool to me is the 8km hike from Magome to Tsumago in Kiso Valley. There are some hikes around Kyoto as well. If you are going to be down now near Tokyo you can always take on Mt. Fuji.