Himeji Castle

A beautiful castle like a white heron

A beautiful castle like a white heron

With a history of 400 years, Himeji Castle is one of the first national treasures, along with Horyuji Temple in Nara.

The main castle tower, as well as the three encircling guard towers, are all beautifully painted in white plaster―they resemble the image of a white heron spreading its wings, and hence, the castle is also known as the “Hakuro-jo” or the “White-Heron Castle”

Information

Address
68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo 670-0012
Access
5-minute walk from Himeji Station (JR/Sanyo)
Phone
079-285-1146
Hours
9:00-17:00 (last entry at 16:00)
April 27–August 31 09:00 - 18:00 (last entry at 17:00)
Holidays
Closed on December 29th and 30th
Admission
Adult 1000 yen
Children (elementary, junior high or high school student) 300 yen
Website
https://www.himejicastle.jp/en/