Himeji Castle

A beautiful castle compared to the image of a white heron

A beautiful castle compared to the image of a white heron

With a history of 400 years since its construction and being deemed a national treasure, Himeji Castle, also known as ‘Hakuro-jo’ or White-Heron Castle, was registered as a world heritage, together with Horyuji Temple, as the first such registration involving Japanese assets. The amazing architectural beauty-coalition type castle, which consists of the grand castle tower and 3 small keep towers, and the brilliantly white walls, makes it look as if Shirasagi or a white heron was flying up in the sky.

Information

Address
68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo 670-0012
Access
5-minute walk from JR/Sanyo Himeji Station
*Payment by ICOCA is accepted on the Shinki bus
Phone
079-285-1146
Hours
9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:00)
Summer season (April 27-August 31) 9:00-18:00 (Last entry 17:00)
Holidays
Closed on December 29th and 30th
Admission
1000 yen
Children (elementary, junior high or high school students) 300 yen
Website
https://www.himejicastle.jp/en/