Himeji Castle

Address 68 Honmachi, Himeji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Himeji Castle Management Office
URL http://www.city.himeji.lg.jp/guide/castle/
Store hours Closed on December 29-30 (TBD)
Open 9: 00 ~ 17: 00

During Apr 27 - Aug 31
Open 9: 00 ~ 18: 00

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Himeji Castle was established during the early Edo era. The remain part of the castle is regarded as the national treasure and the important cultural property. In addition, the Castle was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. The castle is frequently known as Shirasagi-jo ("White Egret Castle") because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight.