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Information Center/Access/guide to parking lot



Admission fee Adults (18 years old and over) 1,000 yen
(Elementary, Junior High, and Senior High School)
300 yen
30 persons and over Adults 800 yen
Students 240 yen
Combined ticket for Himeji Castle and Kokoen Garden Adults 1,040 yen
Students 360 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)
FAX 079-222-6050
Access/Parking lot

Access/Parking lot
*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

From Kobe/Osaka,
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.
From Hiroshima/Okayama,
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.

For more information,
see here

Numbered tickets to ascend the Main Castle Tower

Frequently Asked questions

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