This premier castle is Japan’s first UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, designated in December 1993. It’s also known as Hakuro (Egret) Castle. Around 1,000 cherry trees including Yoshino cherry and weeping cherry trees have been planted here. The blossoms at their peak against the castle tower and stark white walls is unforgettable. It is also one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Every year during flowering season, events such as evening illumination and blossom viewing parties are held, and many visitors pour in to see cherry blossom around Himeji Castle throughout the day and into the night.
- Hyougo Pref. Himejishi Honmachi 68
- Flowering state of cherry blossoms
- the end
- Cherry blossom forecast
- Late Mar.-Early Apr.
- Open 24 hours
- open everyday
- Free (Adults 1,000 yen in case of entering Himeji castle, 300 yen in elementary, junior high and high school)
- Parking Lot
- Available (Charge, Otemon parking lot Cars 582spaces)
- Night viewing
- Public toilets
- Number of trees
- Someiyoshino, Hill cherry blossom, Shidarezakura, Yaezakura
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- m | On foot about minutes
There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.