Himeji

Himeji
Himeji
Himeji
Himeji
SNAPSHOT

Timezone: GMT + 9
International Airport
Venue Capacity: 4,300
Accommodation capacity: 3,900

CONTACT

HIMEJI CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

Tel.
+81-79-222-2310
Fax.
+81-79-222-2410
URL
http://himeji-kanko.jp/en/ 
E-mail
info@himeji-kanko.jp 
∨ ∧ Overview

City of the White Egret Castle

Beautiful Himeji Castle, one of Japan’s most famous World Heritage sites, is also known as Hakuro-jo (White Egret Castle) because of its shape and magnificent white walls. The castle was used as a location for the Hollywood movie “The Last Samurai.” Egret Himeji Convention Center, the city’s major convention facility, offers a superb view of the castle. Himeji is also known for its local cuisine, notably seafood, edible wild vegetables and sake. Himeji is centrally located, just 2.5 hours from Kansai Airport by airport limousine bus.

Key Facts
  • Region:
    Kinki
    Population:
    0.5 million (City)
  • Access:

    From Kansai International Airport > central Himeji (Himeji Station): 80 minutes by train (Haruka Express and Shinkansen) or 130 minutes by bus

    From Osaka International (Itami) Airport > central Himeji (Himeji Station): 80 minutes by bus

  • Local Speciality:

    Himeji offers visitors tastes of local delicacies such as conger eel, Kamaboko (boiled fish cake), local sake, and locally grown bamboo shoots.

    The area is also well known for creating leather products, Myochin-hibashi wind chimes, Himeji hariko (paper dolls), and Syosya-urushi (lacquerware)

    Place to visit:

    Himeji's most famous site is Himeiji Castle, one of Japan's finest remaining examples of historic castles and designated as both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Treasure. The area also offers much more to visitors, including Kokoen garden (where Himeiji Castle's west residence once stood), the Himeji City Musueum of Art, the Himeji City Museum of Literature, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History, Engyoji Temple at Mt. Shosha, Mt Ermine's Hiromine-jinja Temple, the Japan Toy Museum and Taiyo Park (a theme park).

Number of Rooms Hotel 2,800
Japanese Inn 100
Max. Capacity of Hotel Hotel 3,900
Japanese Inn 400
Average Temperature and Average Precipitation
Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average Temperature 4℃ 4℃ 7℃ 13℃ 18℃ 22℃ 26℃ 27℃ 23℃ 17℃ 11℃ 6℃
Average Precipitation 35mm 51mm 96mm 103mm 146mm 164mm 167mm 95mm 147mm 94mm 59mm 36mm
∨ ∧ Venues
  • EGRET HIMEJI
    Convention Facility
    A convention center in full view of famous Himeji Castle, Egret Himeji is ideall...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    320 56 740
  • HIMEJI CASTLE HOTEL
    Hotel
    A banquet hall accommodating up to 800 people, plus several large and small banq...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    321 257 700 550 800 400
  • HOTEL NIKKO HIMEJI
    Hotel

    Located directly in front of the JR Himeji Station, this fine hotel is extrem...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    364 257 730 420 400 300
∨ ∧ Attractions

-Night events in the safari or amusement park

Back to top