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
Airport/Sta.Kansai International Airport (about 67.5km) Google Transit

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5.0a week ago

Thats a beautiful castle and if I am not wrong it is also the biggest in all of Japan!
Take in mind that you have to climb a lot inside but you should do it cause you got until here ;)
From inside you can see almost all of the city if the air is clear and the view is great

4.02 months 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.

5.0in the last week

A must visit place if you in Osaka, about 2 hours journey through JR rapid service. Iconic place.

5.0a month ago

This is such a nice castle in this town. It's so bright and easy to see from the station. The care to maintain and preserve this site is great. The cost for the castle and garden for 1050 yen is a great deal. It was such a great time.

4.0a week ago

If you are going to Japan, you may not miss this place.
One among the famous castles, which is huge and great artwork.

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In fact it was designed as an impregnable fortress.

In fact it was designed as an impregnable fortress.

VisitedJun 2016

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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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