Having about one hour ride of the train from Osaka,we reach Himeji station from where you can already see distant view of Himeji Castle.It is famous for the beautiful structure and also took a very important role to watch western Japan during Tokugawa Shogunate.You can learn history of Tokugawa Shogunate and also enjoy typical Japanse stroll garden at Kokaen next door of the castle.
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At your hotel in Osaka.
Not only with a beautiful overwall view, Himeji Castle will fascinate you with a role of fortress.The labyrinth-like approach to main keep will slow down enemy invasion.Through 1,000 loophole guns are fired at attackers.Angled chutes are also set at numerous points in the castle walls to throw stones or pour boiling oil on attackers.
The castle is so famous but please do not miss the stroll garden located next door of the castle.we can enjoy various types of stroll gardens in limited space very efficiently with trees,stones,rocks and rivers.And many red colored carps can be seen in the pond or river.
At your hotel in Osaka
Without seeing Himeji Castle we cannot talk about Japanese castle.The scale of castle and well preserved architectures will definitely make yourself satisfied.
guide fee only
hotel pick up at Oaska area ￥2000
transportaion charge between Osaka and Himeji(you and guide)￥3000/person
entrance fee for Himeji Castle and Kokaen garden￥1040/person