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Himeji Castle (Hyogo)

Hyogo Prefecture

A pure white castle, awarded 3 stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan

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Built some 400 years ago, the World Heritage Site of Himeji Castle is also referred to as “Shirasagi-jo” (White Heron Castle) because of its resemblance to a white egret flapping its wings. Just 20 min from Okayama on Shinkansen, Himeji Castle is a popular counterpart to Okayama Castle. Visitors are also recommended to stop by Kobe, a popular shopping spot.

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Basic information

Address
68, Honmachi, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Access
20 min on Shinkansen from JR Okayama Sta. to JR Himeji Sta., and then 25 min on foot or 5 min by bus to “Himeji-jo Otemon-mae”
Business Hours
9:00am - 4:00pm (gates close at 5:00pm) / 9:00am - 5:00pm (gates close at 6:00pm) (Apr 27 - Aug 31)
Closed
December 29 - 30
Admission
General 1,000 yen (18 years old and older); students 300 yen (elementary, junior high, and senior high)
Tel.
079-285-1146
Website
http://www.himeji-kanko.jp/en/sightseeing/himeji_castle.html(English)

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