Himeji Castle姬路城

Blue sky, white castle and pink flowers are the essential hues of Himeji. As one of three Japan’s most magnificent castles and top 100 spots to view sakura in Japan, Himeji Castle is always heralded as a must-go place during cherry blossoms season. 1,000 cherry blossom trees are planted at the ground of the main keep, along the wall and moats and the west garden.

Admission: 1000 Yen

Number of sakura trees: 1,000

The age of trees:

Variety: Yoshino cherry and Weeping cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Himeji Castle

Cherry blossom viewing period: early April

Best time to view in 2019: early April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 3 to 7

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 6, 10:00 to 16:00

How to visit

Access: Walk for 15 to 20 minutes from Himeji Station’s north exit.
Address: 68 Hommachi, Himeji 670-0012, Hyogo Prefecture
Japanese address: