Himeji: The White Heron Castle

Himeji (姫 路) is a small town located at the western end of the Kansai region famous for its wooden castle. Built in the 17th century, Himejoi-jo, is nicknamed Hakurojō or Shirasagijō (White Heron Castle) because of its brilliant white plastered walls exterior.

Considered the finest castle in Japan, with 83 wooden buildings with a complicated spiral labyrinth pattern in its inner walls designed to lose the assailants and allow the besieged to defend themselves. The castle is both a national treasure and a world heritage site.

It has also often been featured in Japanese and foreign film series such as The Last Samurai and 007: We only live twice.

Journey Highlights…

Himeji Castle / Nagoyama Cemetery / Kōkoen Garden

Let us know if you also want to revisitThe Last Samurai atmosphere at Engyoji/Mount Shosha, as it is 30 minutes from the city center by bus and ropeway.

Full day (08 hours)
1 person JPY29.000
2 persons JPY17.000/pers.
3 persons JPY13.000/pers.
~ 6 persons JPY11.000/pers.

For more than 6 persons please contact us.

  • Departure Point: Hotel Lobby
  • Ending point: TBD
  • Departure Time: TBD
  • Days: Everyday
  • Max # of person: up to 6
  • Transportation: Public transport


  • Your private and personalized tour
  • Your guide transportation, entrance fees and her/his lunch up to JPY1.000


  • Your transportation and entrance fees (~JPY3.000/day/pers.)
  • Your lunch
  • Taxi if requested