UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Because Japan has rich history and beautiful natures, Japan has 14 registered UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Traveling those World Heritage Sites is one of the valuable way to enjoy sightseeing. Especially, those registered architectures, such as Himeji Castle, Nikko and Nara's temples and shrines, are breathtaking site. Of course, Japan is not only with full of history, but also has many beautiful natures.

Himeji castle


Himeji castle (姫路城) is one of Japan's three most famous castles and is the most visited castle in Japan. It is located in Himeji in Hyõgo Prefecture. It is also known as Shirasagi castle which means "White Heron castle (白鷺城, shirasagi-jo)" because of its brilliant white walls. It is one of the 12 Existed Castles, and National Treasure of Japan.

Tourist Info.
Admission: 600 yen and 200 yen for kids. There is group discount.
Open: 9:00 to 17:00 (last entering at 16:00) in winter. Opens until 18:00 in summer.

0. at Himeji Station
1. walk north (15 min.)