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.
Tours to Himeji Castle
World Heritage of Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge walking tour from Kyoto BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $183
Duration: 9 hours
World Heritage of Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge walking tour from Osaka BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $164
Duration: 8 hours
Himeji Castle Reviews
Beautiful grounds dominated by the towering white castle. It would be particularly beautiful in cherry blossom time or fall colours, but would likely be even more crowded with visitors. more »
姬路城歷經五年的修繕終於再度露出全貌，真的十分的漂亮。影片講解的修繕過程及方式也十分費工繁複，來姬路必遊的景點！ more »Jilu City after five years of repair to show the full picture again, really very beautiful. The repair process and the way of the film is also very complicated, to JiLu must be the scene!
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.
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