Apr/3 - 11, 2021 Cherry Blossoms at Himeji Castle4.0
from 4/3 '21 to 4/11 '21
About nishi-no-maru illuminations:
Please take the reservation ticket from 22th, March by next site.
With 1,000 somei yoshino, yae-zakura, and weeping cherry trees of Nishi-no-Maru Garden, it is also one of Japan’s best places to view cherry blossoms, whose radiant pink blossoms offer a breathtaking contrast to the castle’s white walls.
Visitors can enjoy beautiful Sakura at various spots inside the castle premises, such as Mikuni Pond, San-no-maru Square, along the moat, Kisaimon Square, and more.
Kokoen Garden is a Japanese garden next to Himeji Castle, which is made up of 9 separate walled gardens. Visitors can see the fantastic Sakura reflection on the pond while strolling around the garden.
During the Sakura season, Himeji Castle and Sakura trees are illuminated in the evening. You shouldn't miss the special illuminations creating a fantastic atmosphere one can't see during the daytime.
Night-cherry blossom- illuminations：Apr.3～11,2021 in Nishi-no-maru of Himeji Castle
Nishi-no-maru Admission：600 yen / adults, 200 yen / school-children（reservation at all）
Castle Night Illumination : sunset ~ 24:00
Castle Day-Admission : 1000 yen / adults, 300 yen / children
Access : a 20-min walk from Himeji Sta.
Purposeeasily accessible,that you'll never forget,world heritage,women,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,sightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Himeji sta. (about 1.5km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.04 months ago
The interior of this castle has been preserved, so that it looks as it did when originally built and used (in contrast, the interior of the Osaka castle has essentially been turned into a modern museum). Walking up the very narrow, very steep wooden steps of Himeji castle, you really get the sense of vertigo when each staircase step is so steep! Definitely not for anyone with mobility issues. Otherwise, an excellent way to experience the past!
5.0a month ago
Our trip to arguably the best castle in Japan was not a disappointment. Even as we approached the location, we were impressed by the beautiful view of the large castle. We took the longer route which went through the west bailey, much of which was through an enclosed corridor. The main keep was incredibly impressive in size and beauty, and we could easily see why it was so revered. Even the interior was quite spacious, different from other impressive castles in Japan. We were also surprised at how cool the interior seemed as opposed to the 90+F degree sweltering weather outside. Overall, we would highly recommend visiting this iconic castle and will probably visit ourselves again.
5.0in the last week
Himeji castle renovations have just been completed. We've seen it before and after and if we miss some of the more authentic look of its aged walls, the white shining under a clear sky is a delight for the eyes. This is a huge castle, the most famous castle in Japan where countless movies have been shot. It is better to spend a night or two in the city and to enjoy the castle for a full day tour. The castle ground often welcome festivals in spring and summer and it is the best time to enjoy despite the crowds.
5.07 months ago
Beautiful white castle clearly dominates the Himeji city and the surrounding landscape. Inside you find a surprise – original timber construction – both intricate and mighty. There also is a model of the inner construction in the castle.
Otherwise the interior is more or less empty.
The top floor provides for stunning views.
5.09 months ago
The castle is under restoration..some of the area is restricted but you can still go up to the castle..there are proper signage for foreigners for them to read and also a lot of clean and accessible toilets. You cannot enter if you don't wear mask properly, so you must observe the rules and follow them...also there are lot of alcohol and hand sanitizer that you can used as much as you need. If you're going to visit during weekdays maybe you can encounter a lot of students whose having a field trip, so please be aware of your surroundings and wear 😷., for all of our safety!...have fun visiting☺