SETOUCHI REFLECTION TRIP

Photo: Himeji City

Photo: Himeji City

Photo: Himeji City

Photo: Himeji City

This castle is frequently referred to as "Shirasagi-jo" or "White Heron Castle." The brilliant white exterior looks as if a white heron is spreading it's wings. Himeji Castle is considered a masterpiece of woodcrafted design, with eight buildings such as "Tenshu" (the main castle) and "Watariyagura" (the roofed passage) , designated as National Treasure. Seventy four other buildings are listed as Important Cultural Property. The site was designated as the first World Cultural Heritage site in Japan in 1993, along with Horyu-ji Temple. Approximately a thousand cherry blossoms bloom in spring, making this location very popular among visitors.

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Address

68 Honmachi, Himeji-shi, Hyogo

Tel

+81-79-285-1146

Hours

9:00-16:00(for gate closing 17:00) ※Summer (April 27-August 31) 9:00~17:00(for gate closing 18:00)

Closed

December 29、30

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NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Shoshazan Engyoji Temple

Nada no Kenka Matsuri Festival (Matsubara Hachiman Shrine)

Himeji Castle Festival

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