Himeji Castle

Castle / Ruins of Castle
Also known as the White Heron Castle, this shining white castle is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Structures such as the castle tower built in the early Edo period still stand today, and these are also registered as National treasures and national Important Cultural Properties. One of the most prominent theories is that the castle was originally erected as a fort by Akamatsu Sadanori in 1346. Ikeda Terumasa began renovating the castle when he became the lord of the castle after the Battle of Sekigahara, expanding it into the expansive compound seen today. The castle tower is located in the southeast corner of the foundation. The castle looks to be composed of five tiers from the outside and internally is comprised of six floors above ground and one subterranean level. The castle shining a blinding white in the light of the sun is truly a beautiful sight.

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Update date:2024.04.16

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9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:00)
※Season Subject to change
[Admission fee] Adults (Over 18) 1,000yen, Children (Elementary School Students/Junior High School Students/High School Students) 300yen
Parking Lot
Not available
※Please use the nearby Charge parking lot.
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Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, Diners Club)
Not available (Only one smoking area available in Sannomaru Square)
Available(HIMEJI Free Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available (English, French, Korean and Chinese pamphlets available. Chinese is simplified and traditional available)
Estimated stay time
90-120 minutes
Pet friendly
You can only enter the castle if your pet is placed in a cage that can fit its entire body.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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