©

Himeji trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Himeji

Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Hyogo Prefecture  /  Himeji
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site. Other landmarks of the feudal age in Himeji include traditional samurai districts, with the renovated homes and artfully arranged gardens adding to the historical core of the city, and a number of museums explaining their history, importance, and relevance to contemporary Japanese culture. The flat and relatively quiet city can be explored on foot, or by rented bicycle, with the topography and lack of traffic making sightseeing in Himeji a breeze. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Himeji and add them to your vacation plans using our Japan travel itinerary maker.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Himeji

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Extend your holiday

Kyoto Best for: Historic Sites, Parks, Outdoors Osaka Best for: Historic Sites, Theme Parks, Shopping Nara Best for: Historic Sites, Wildlife, Museums Kobe Best for: Parks, Historic Sites, Nature Shirahama-cho Best for: Nature, Theme Parks, Shopping

Where to stay in Himeji

The UNESCO-protected castle brings plenty of visitors to Himeji, so the quiet city possesses enough accommodations to be able to suit their eclectic tastes and diverse budgets. Located in clusters among the main commercial squares close to the train station, you'll find the main hotels, including budget and luxury options. Look to the side streets of this central district for a fair selection of hostels and guesthouses. The high speed train service connecting Himeji to Osaka and Kyoto means that many visitors choose to visit during a day trip from one of these large cities.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Himeji

60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CHILE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Japan SEE PLAN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 51 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Himeji BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALTA December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans