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What's New

【Notification of a free admission day】
Himeji Castle offers a free admission to everyone on Sunday, 11th December, 2022. It’s the commemorative day when the Castle was registered on the list of UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage Sites. We sincerely look forward to having you visit us.
【The light-up of the main keep will be suspended】

Due to the construction work to replace the lightning equipment with LED, the light-up of the main keep will be suspended during the following period.

*2023.3.25(Sat.)A lightning ceremony will be held.

【Notice】Himeji Castle English guided tour will restart irregularly.

Although it was suspended due to the COVID-19,
it'll start again from Nov.12th(Sat) for a limited number of days!
We apologize the inconvenience.
We're looking forward to your participation as we'd like to fully restart.

Saturday, 3rd December
Sunday, 4th December
Saturday, 10th December
Sunday, 11th December
Saturday, 17th December
Sunday, 18th December
Saturday, 24th December
Sunday, 25th December
Saturday, 31th December

① 10:00 ② 13:00

【Requests to all visitors】
In order to ensure the safety and security of visitors to Himeji Castle, we have installed hand sanitizers, worn masks for staffs, and disinfected handrails and ticket vending machines in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid19.
In order to prevent the spread of infection, please cooperate with the following.

*As a general rule, visitors not wearing masks are not allowed to enter, except for infants etc.
*Admission may be denied to those who have a fever, cough or other symptoms of a cold, or who are not feeling well.
*Please use hand sanitizer at the entrance gate.
*Please keep as much social distance as possible (about 2 meters) from staffs and other visitors.
*To prevent congestion, admission may be restricted.

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