Himeji Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex situated in the city of Himeji which is located in the Hyōgo Prefecture of Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 rooms with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. The castle is frequently known as Hakuro-jō or Shirasagi-jō because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight.Himeji Castle dates to 1333, when Akamatsu Norimura built a fort on top of Himeyama hill.Download Download See more
Daily: 9 am - 5 pm (until 6 pm from Apr 27 through August)
Last admission an hour before closing.
Closed on Dec 29 and 30.
General admission: 1000 JPY
Children, students: 300 JPY
Official Website http://www.city.himeji.lg.jp/guide/castle/
More info at UNESCO http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/661
Phone +81 79 285 1146
Address 68 Honmachi, 670-0012, Himeji
Coordinates 34°50'21.61" N 134°41'38.405" E