Apr/3 - 12, 2020 Cherry Blossoms at Himeji Castle4.0
from 4/3 '20 to 4/12 '20
【Notice】Due to the COVID-19, buildings (the Main keep and the long corridor) are temporarily closed. However, admission within the paid area (outside the buildings only) is available.
＜The temporarily closed term＞ Mar. 7th (Sat) ～ May. 10th (Sun)
＜The admission fee＞ 500 yen (adult) , 150 yen (child) *50% off of the original price
*During this period, various discounts (passes or cards by public transportations) are not available.
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.
Access : a 20-min walk from Himeji Sta.
Night Illumination : sunset ~ 24:00
Castle Admission : 1,000 yen / adults, 300 yen / children
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.
4.0a week ago
By far one of the best castles that I have ever visited in Japan. The workers are very helpful and guide you through the castle with ease. The stairs are very narrow as your going up and down the floors within the castle. The views of the castle grounds are amazing from the top floor.
5.0a week ago
One of the last real Japanese castle that left in Japan.
You can find some guides that are giving the tour for free.
Don't expect to see any items, it's not a museum and the castle is empty.
But you can visit the building and go on top.
5.0a week ago
You need to go in and feel the raw wood in your hands, walk barefoot inside ... and feel at the time when people have value!!
5.0a week ago
Absolutely beautiful castle with a great view. Lots of areas to walk around in but the line to get inside was kind of long (during Covid shutdown the Japanese tourists spiked here)
4.06 months ago
Before reaching the front giant gate, you will pass a wooden bridge that was built above the river.
After passing the gate, spacious land was right in front of you, the castle was quite far on the right side. It was a bit hilly prior entering the castle, you need to take off foot wear n wearing 'shoes' provided in order to protect the wooden floor. The castle shape was long, mostly made of thick wood, there were rooms on the right side. A bit dark inside as it is using natural light only.
On the left side of the castle, there were a nice garden, well maintained too.