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Himeji Castle, Himeji

A World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle represents the largest structure of its kind in Japan. Constructed in the 14th century, the grandiose castle underwent several major reconstructions since then, surviving two scheduled demolitions, the 1945 bombings, and an earthquake. Admire the imposing structure from the outside, or roam the well-kept interior and labyrinthine garden paths. Put Himeji Castle into our Himeji road trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The first time arrived at Himeji station, it's just a happy thing. It is lucky in the smooth start of the journey, which starts. 降rireru in Himeji Castle giant concealed on the extension of the limousine bus stop. I wanted to go to the toilet, so people like me who entered Himeji station is bad. Now toilet under the stairs going to the basement of the Himeji station true front. Please go to the destination bus limousine. Walking in the okay so I just want to ride the bus is crowded, and the hard walk trot. February, except with fewer tourists or smooth Castle put the toll was smooth. Before going to the Himeji Castle, Himeji Castle app was so very helpful. Never did I feel better! It is. Zoo located in Himeji Castle, did not have time, so I went. In the pick-up of the Bondo has hand and try for the first time real Armadillo, cute. With what I know now. It was fun, but more people is to go. I thought it was you can find out what the day had one as an afterthought, Himeji never eat more should not. Because they are afraid of conger eel, delicious and I would have been. However, Himeji Castle was watched closely in the inspirational kind, large satisfied.
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  • I think once will visit Castle Himeji Castle. There are castles or Castle to become the Museum is, here is a castle building itself can live!! ️ night light is great.
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  • Himeji station landed in front of the watching the Grand Castle. Worshipped as a God of plague, fires and disasters on the top floor of the Castle Tower et al are there that longwall-osakabe shrine. 2/2019 visited the small castle special was published. Or not exposed to local guides who at looked around. Is a very large, directions to → of walking in the street about 1 hour-(depending on traffic) in can turn. At the end of the route and kikui door of banshu banchō sarayashiki. Narrow stairs in the Tower in a very steep, weak legs, because again it is.
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  • I stopped here on the way to Hiroshima. It was located just one kilometer away from the station, which is walkable for me. The garden area was quite large, an amazing view of the castle can be seen in pretty much every spot of the garden. The castle is unusually bright and pretty.
  • Very impressed with this beautiful and romantic castle in Himeji. I was surprised how well it is maintained. It is just breathtaking. Having been to many castle in the world. This one surely rank one of the top 5 castles on my list. Best looking one in the whole of Asia. Upon arrival, I was given a English tour guide. He is a 68 years old retiree and come to work as volunteer. He looks healthy and fit too. I am blessed to have him to walk with me. He is so knowledgeable about the castle and explained a lot of in details yet make it very interesting at the same time. All in all, it was a magical experience.
  • A beautiful castle. Its renovation made the white castle even more stand out than before. You have to take off your shoes and wear a pair of slippers in order to prevent any damaged to the castle floor. The information is well written in English and with the AR app, you will be able to read and watch some historical events in a fun way.
  • An absolutely beautiful and special historical place. Not a long walk from the Himeji train station. Be prepared for crowds and some tight spaces, and very steep narrow steps. If you are anywhere near 6 feet, prepare to duck deeply going up and down. Signage is in English nearly all the way through. Also, you will need to remove your shoes to enter the Bailey and Main Keep buildings (bags and slippers are provided), so wear shoes that can be easily removed and replaced.
  • An absolutely beautiful castle! The approach is uphill but not too steep or long. Once inside you must remove your shoes of course, and wear slippers. The stairs are VERY steep in places, narrow and if you are tall, you will need to duck. Be careful coming back down the stairs!! The view on the top floor is wonderful, but slightly limited due to the windows. Please make sure to leave money in the shrine. 🤗
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