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Himeji Castle姫路城

Historical Monument

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.


Hyogo Pref. Himejishi Honmachi 68

phone 0792851146

9:00-16:00 (17:00 for Gates shut)
[The summer season 4/27-8/31] 9:00-17:00 (18:00 for Gates shut)

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Hyogo Pref. Himejishi Honmachi 68 [map]



9:00-16:00 (17:00 for Gates shut)
[The summer season 4/27-8/31] 9:00-17:00 (18:00 for Gates shut)
Entrance fee Adults (Over 18) 1,000 yen, Children (Elementary School Students, Junior High School Students, High School Students) 300 yen
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Available (periphery Charge parking lot use)
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          Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture’s main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country’s most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.

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