Lots of people, but no queing this time of year. Stunning woodwork. Take your time and you can get photos without other people. Worth visiting the gardens for the small extra fee.
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Visit this amazing castle if you stay in Osaka or Kyoto, only 1 hour from Shin Osaka station and you can have a great experience to see the largest Feudal Castle in Japan. Strongly recommend you to check their website to check the congestion and...More
the most beautiful castle in Japan and also biggest castle. Easy to travel from osaka by Shinkansen and Local Train take about 1-2hours. The castle fee take 500-700yen per person and take time around 3-4hours including Garden site.
This is Tiger Tanaka's Ninja Training School from You Only Live Twice - a classic James Bond film from the 1960's. For any Bond fan, this is a must visit! An inexpensive admission ticket allows you to walk the grounds and tour the castle.
This is a great castle for a visit. We were really impressed by the construction and all castle surroundings. Really amazing that such a structure could be built when it was! I highly recommend to take your time and engage with the high school kids...More
It’s undeniably a beauty to behold. Once you’ve seen this beauty, you can give the likes of Nagoya castle or Osaka Castle a miss. Castle ground is on a gentle hill of sorts, not stroller friendly. Be warned that it can be slippery when it...More
We went there as main attraction in himeji, and it's really one of the most beautiful castles i have been. It's very clean and they take care of it since decades, great maintenance all over the site. try to avoid the big hordes of other...More
We came to Himeji in cherry blossom season. Unfortunately, it was also very, very wet! The castle itself is beautiful to look at, and is very well preserved. However, inside it was just a bit plain and boring! There wasn't much to see or read....More
I went out-of-the-way to Himeji just to visit this famous landmark (and UNESCO World Heritage Site). It was totally worth it. The castle itself and the park surrounding it are beautiful and definitive of what Japanese castles look like.
This is a destination with likely travel on bullet train from Osaka. Expect to spend a good half day, have lunch at a good restaurant and return perhaps thru KOBE if you want to sample the Kobe beef. The castle goes back hundreds of years...More