Cherry blossom spots in Spring in Kansai [ Himeji Castle ]

2018.02.05 Mon / hyogo, Passport Kansai, Urban Activities

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Pink color is shining over White Heron Castle.

Himeji Castle which is one of National Treasure has approximately 1,000 cherry blossom trees flowering such as someiyoshino or shidaresakura (weeping) in the site. The view of the castle tower and brilliant white color of its walls is one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites. You can enjoy hanami at Sannomaru Square for free.

The castle is lit up at night and you can enjoy different spectacular view of the castle tower and cherry blossom from daytime.

Himeji Castle
Address: Honmachi 68, Himeji-City, Hyogo
Tel: 079-285-1146
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm(entry – 4:00pm)※9:00am – 6:00pm in summer (April 27 – August 31 ) (entry – 5:00pm)
Closed: December 29, 30
Admission: Adult ¥1,000, Students (Elementary~High School) ¥300
URL:http://www.city.himeji.lg.jp/guide/castle/

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There are many cherry blossom spots in Kansai.  Some of them are well known and others are hidden spots.  Let’s visit full bloom cherry blossom (Sakura) spots and welcome spring.

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