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.
5.0in the last week
In my opinion I found the Himeji Castle much grander and beautiful than Osaka castle. Getting here requires a bit of time travelling but thankfully with the many bullet trains it only took about a bit over an hour to get there from Osaka. It's extremely well maintained as well and so spotless not a single rubbish in sight but then again this is Japan we're talking about. The castle grounds are beautiful and you'll be walking around a few loops uphill until you get to the top where you really see how big and grand the castle is. There's also a really beautiful Japanese garden and restaurant nearby and you can appreciate the bonsai and flower presentations near the front entrance of the castle.
5.02 weeks ago
Best place to travel because it is the biggest castle of japan and 8th in the world. This is entered in UNESCO world heritage site also. You will actually feel you are back to those golden days . 🆘Note :- very much work so wear convenient shoes 👟 . No♿️ no elevator 🛗and I don’t think old people can walk so much of height because there are lots of stares . But yes they can enjoy in park area and click lots of beautiful 🤩 pictures for sure. Many souvenirs shops nearby. Parking is available 24hours ¥600 for 3 hours. Entering fee in castle is ¥1000 for adults and children goes for ¥800 and ¥300 I guess.
5.0a month 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☺
5.0a month ago
Everyone visiting Japan must go there. It's not far from Osaka by train so it's worth the trip. It's so big it takes more than 2 hours or more to visit if you want to visit the whole place. Like many Japan attractions it's super cheap and worth the admission price for sure. It transports you in the past, it's well preserved. The photo ops are endless...
5.05 months 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.