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"Himeji Castle" Japan Things to Do Tip by tompt

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  Himeji castle
by tompt

Himeji Castle is a famous castle in Himeji, also called the white heron castle. Because of its elegant and fragile looks it is called a ´female´ castle.

The present castle was built from 1601 to 1609 by Terumasa Ikeda. It has never been damaged by wars or other disasters. And it still stands there after 400 years.
In 1993, Himeji Castle was registered on UNESCO's World Heritage list.

Admission fees:
600 Yen - children: 200 Yen
English guided tours are free, but not always availlable as this is done by volunteers.

Opening times:
9:00am -4:00pm or 5:00pm (june to august)

More pics:
in our Himeji castle travelogue or see the virtualtour on the website of the castle.

Learn more?
A great site about japanese castles is Guide to Japanese Castles by Eric Obershaw:

Directions: Himeji is easily reached by train from Osaka, the castle is located in the centre of Himeji city. From the trainstation just straight ahead.

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  • Updated Aug 7, 2003
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