Himeji Castle

Local name姫路城
LocationHimeji, Japan

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.

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Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from 171 USD

Opening hours

Last admission an hour before closing.

Closed on Dec 29 and 30.


General admission: 1000 JPY
Children, students: 300 JPY

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himeji_Castle

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, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture 670-0012, Japan

Coordinates 34°50'21.663" N 134°41'38.417" E

Tours and activities: Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

from 171 USD

Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Tour

from 155 USD

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