- Opening hours
- 【Numbered tickets】
- Not distributed
To the ticket office
Time required from the ticket office to the entrance to the Main Keep
|Adults (18 years old and over )||1,000 yen|
|Students（Elementary, Junior High, and Senior High School）||300 yen|
|30 persons and over||Adults||800 yen|
|Combined ticket for Himeji Castle and Kokoen Garden||Adults||1,040 yen|
- *No admission fee for preschool children.
- *Student admission fee applies to 18 years old high school students.
- *On educational trips, one teacher accompanying every fifteen students is admitted free.
|Opening hours||09:00–17:00（entry 16:00）
*09:00 - 18:00 in summer (April 27–August 31) (entry 17:00)
|Closed (scheduled)||December 29, 30|
|Location/Telephone||68 Honmachi, Himeji City
TEL 079-285-1146 (Himeji Castle Management Office)
*Temporary parking lots may be provided on crowded days.
For more information, see here.
● By Car
Chugoku Expressway: From Tohori Ramp via Bantan Express way (About 15min)
Sanyo Expressway: From Hanada IC via Bantan Expressway (About 15 min)
From Himeji Nishi IC (About 25min) Hanshin Expressway: From Chuji Ramp via Himeji Bypass (About 15 min)
● By Train
the Sanyo Shinkansen Line : About 30 min from Shin Osaka
the JR Kobe Line (Special rapid service) (bound for Himeji, Aboshi, and Banshu Ako) :
About one hour from Osaka, about 40 minutes from Sannomiya.
the Sanyo Shinkansen Line,the Himeji bound local train on the Sanyo Line.
About 20 minutes from Okayama by Shinkansen and about one hour and 25 minutes by local line.
Private Sanyo railway lines
Take the Sanyo Himeji-bound train on the Hanshin Line and the Sanyo Line. About one hour and 30 minutes by express service from Hanshin Umeda and about one hour from Hanshin Sannomiya.
●From JR Himeji Station /Sanyo Himeji Station
Take a Shinki bus at the North Exit of Himeji Station and get off at Otemon-mae Stop. A five-minute walk from the Otemon-mae bus stop.
A 20-minute walk from JR Himeji and Sanyo Himeji stations.
- …Because of the anticipated waiting time, numbered tickets are issued
- …Entry into the Castle may temporarily be restricted. Numbered tickets may be issued.
- …Some waiting time is expected to occur. Numbered tickets may be issued.
- …No waiting time
Live screen image by the camera
Himeji Castle Information Site