You can see Himeji Castle anytime, but you can only see it up close right now!
Himeji Castle is undergoing a 5-year restoration process following the last restoration 45 years ago. This restoration of its main keep provides us with a rare opportunity to view the top area of the castle from close-up. There won’t be another chance to see the main keep from so close and reach the same height as the castle after the restoration is complete. The dungeon can also be viewed from unbelievably close. This is a great chance to get a close-up view of the construction of this world heritage castle.
Reservations preferred (see the website).
February 1, 2011 to November 27, 2011: 9 am – 17 pm.
Tours are held twice a day.
Address: 68 Honmachi, Himeji City, Hyogo 670-0012
Website: Website: http://www.himejijo-syuri.jp/en/index.html (English)
How To Get There
(JR or Sanyo Lines) Himeji Station: Walk 15 minutes north.