This site is official site (multiple languages version) of Hyogo Tourism Association of Hyogo in Japan.
We send sightseeing information such as Kobe, Himeji, Kinosaki, Awaji and introduce the highlight information such as information of tourist attraction, Onsen, events.

Himeji Castle

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Himeji Castle is the first Japanese World Cultural Heritage Site registered by UNESCO recognized worldwide, and often called as "Shirasagi-jo" (White Heron Castle) because of its white plastered walls. After the 5-years restoration work, the castle was fully reopened in March 2015. It's one of the most beautiful castles in Japan, The scenery from Tenshukaku (castle tower) is magnificent. A guided tour for foreign tourists is available for free of charge.

Facility Information

  • Harima
  • History, Culture


68 Honmachi, Himeji City, Hyogo

Contact Information

Reference Name

Himeji Castle Administration Office






Himeji City (we link to the outside site)


By Train

  • Appoximately 15 minutes on foot from JR Himeji Station

Business Hours, Admission Fee

Opening Hours
(30 minutes unit)


*Open until 17:00 from the end of April to August 31

Closed on

New Year Holidays