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What's New

【Service information】

The following e-money services will be newly available from AUG. 3rd, 2020.
In addition to the existing cash, credit cards, and Union Pay QR payments, new methods of payment are now available: “e-money”, “nanaco”, “iD”, “Rakuten Edy”, and “WAON”.

<Available Payment Methods>
◆e-money (WAON/Rakuten Edy/iD/nanaco/ICOCA, Suica and other transportation – related e-money)
◆QR Payment (Union Pay QR cord)
<notes> Union Pay credit card (QR code payments are not accepted at ticket machines).
【Service information】
At Himeji Castle, customers are currently visiting the Main Keep and Nishi-no-maru long corridor with their shoes off. Slippers are available only in winter, not other seasons. If you don’t want to enter these buildings with bare feet, please bring socks or indoor shoes.
【Requests to all visitors】
In order to ensure the safety and security of visitors to Himeji Castle, we have installed hand sanitizers, worn masks for staffs, and disinfected handrails and ticket vending machines in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid19. It is essential to prevent viruses not only between staff and visitors, but also between visitors and visitors. In order to prevent the spread of infection, please cooperate with the following.
*As a general rule, visitors not wearing masks are not allowed to enter, except for infants etc. However, to protect you from heat stroke, please take off your face mask in moderation when there are few people around you (
Secure at least 2 meters).
*Please make sure to bring bottled beverage with a lid to protect you from heat stroke.
*Admission may be denied to those who have a fever, cough or other symptoms of a cold, or who are not feeling well.
*Please use hand sanitizer at the entrance gate.
*Please keep as much social distance as possible (about 2 meters) from staffs and other visitors.
*To prevent congestion, admission may be restricted.
HimejiCastle, which has been closed since Mar.7th 2020 to prevent the spread of Covid-19, is reopened in its entirety of the toll area.The opening hours and other information are different from the normal period, so please check the following before coming.

≪Period≫Jun 15th (Mon)~

<Areas available for viewing>The entire toll areas of Himeji Castle, including the Main Keep and the Nishi-no-maru Long Corridor
<Opening Time>8:30 AM ~ 5 PM (Last entry at 4 PM)
*To prevent congestion, the gate open 30 minutes earlier than usual.
*Extended closing time by Daylight Savings Time will not be available in this year.
<Admission Fee>Adult 1,000 yen, Child 300 yen

The above information may be subject to change. Please check the details on our website also, read the following before visiting.

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