Himeji Castle has located 1 km from the railway station. However, there is an entry fee for the part closest to the store. Once inside the wall, you can take close-up pictures and access up to six of the original wooden storage floors.
Himeji Palace is located in Himeji, Hyogo Province, near the city of Kobe. Himeji Castle is the largest and most spectacular fort in Japan. This Himeji Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (The first registered in Japan), Himeji Palace is also known as Shirazagijo (“White Egret Fortress”) or Hakurojo (“White Heron Palace”) because of its bird-like silhouette and white. Himeji Palace is one of the twelve original Japanese palaces.
Although Sadanori Akamatsu built the first palace here in the 14th century, the present-day Himeji Palace was founded in 1581 by warlord Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who built the three-story Donjon (including the center). Hirayama Hill is located in the heart of present-day Himeji. Himeji Palace was later enlarged in 1608 and renovated by Therumasa Ikeda to a five-story dongjon. (One of Hideyoshi’s generals later changed his mind and supported Eisu Tokuga in the decisive battle of Sekigahara). The fort was further expanded a few years later to achieve its present large and impressive scale.