Himeji Castle

Sightseeing information about Himeji Castle in Japan.


World Heritage: Himeji Castle4.8

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Himeji Castle is one of very few original castles in Japan that have survived wars, fires and earthquake without reconstruction. The architecture, built on a hill in early 17th century, comprises well preserved 83 buildings, including the castle keep, watch towers and gates, which are ingeniously arranged with stone walls and moats for bristling defense. The stately white form of the castle gives it a moniker, white heron.

Major renovation works are being carried out on the castle keep's roof and walls until March 2015.

Purposeshould go,elderly,world heritage,family,first time in Japan,cherry blossom viewing,art,sightseeing,major
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5.0a week ago

famous castle in Japan, also named white egret castle due to the roof shape. very very packed during spring cherry blossom! we purposely visit in summer, to admire the castle freely. we spent more than 3 hrs here.. can take free picture with the costume staff at the front gate. need to take off shoes to enter.

5.0in the last week

The castle is designed in a remarkable structure and worth visiting when you are travelling to Himeji.

It is very easy to reach there from the JR station, you can see the castle when you at the exit of the station.

You can climb up the castle by walking the stairs. Although the stairs are steep, it is worth to go in there to appreciate the ancient Japanese castle design and the view of the Himeji city.

4.0a month ago

Remarkable structure and worth visiting if you’re passing through Himeji.

Easily enough to find as you step off at the train station, head for the Himeji exits and you’ll see this grand structure a short 1km walk down the road.

Manicured gardens greet you as you make your way through the castle grounds.

Shame you can’t take drone shots though.

5.0a month ago

As all know, Himeji Castle is one of the beauties that no one can miss, but what's more is her history. Really advise visitors to search for the story and myths about the castle before going. This will certainly allow you to appreciate it in the best way ever!

5.0in the last week

This castle is AMAZING! I have seen many castles in Japan and this one is my favorite! I came to see this castle in May of 2018 and was so lucky that a very nice volunteer showed me around the castle in English. This castle is the most stunning of all of the castles that I have seen so far in Japan. I can see why so many people come to visit it!

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In fact it was designed as an impregnable fortress.

In fact it was designed as an impregnable fortress.

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The Himeji Castle ia located in the Kansai district. Since I was born and grew up in Osaka in same district, I know this spot well. This castle is most beautiful and biggest castle in Japan. Please visit this spot.

The Himeji Castle ia located in the Kansai district. Since I was born and grew up in Osaka in same district, I know this spot well. This castle is most beautiful and biggest castle in Japan.
Please visit this spot.

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