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【Sakura (cherry blossoms) Information】

The cherry blossoms are starting to bloom.
Currently, the cherry blossoms are almost 90% open.

【Notice】Full resumption of Himeji Castle English Guided tours!

Himeji Castle has resumed English Guided tours for a limited number of days since Nov12th(Sat.)and, we are pleased to announce that the tour will fully resume on Mar.1st(Wed.).
We're looking forward to having you join us!

Everyday ! ① 10:00 ② 13:00

【Notes on Visiting Himeji Castle in Winter】

①Please bring indoor shoes.
The inside of the buildings (Main keep. etc.) is a wooden floor, so it is very cold underfoot.
If you are concerned about it, please bring thick socks or comfortable indoor shoes.

②Please bring a shoe bag.
No outdoor shoes are allowed inside the buildings (Main keep. etc.).
Please put in a plastic bag (containing, plant-derived materials) that you will be given at the entrance of the building.
Please bring your own bag (shoe bag) to protect the environment.
【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.
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.
*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.

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