[ Himeji Castle / Hyogo ]

World heritage "Himeji Castle".

“Himeji Castle” is one of the famous castle in Japan. It was built in Edo era in Hyogo. “Himeji Castle” is appointed in a national treasure and a tangible cultural property, and it was enrolled in a world heritage in 1993.

“Himeji Castle” is enjoyed by a nickname of “Shirasagi-jo” from elegant form that an egret spread its wings. Also “Himeji Castle” is famous to very beautiful wooden building in Japan.
Because “Himeji Castle” is very large, it takes about 1.5hours to 2hours on foot from front entrance to castle tower top floor.

Today, I introduce the unique application. It is the way of enjoying “Himeji Castle” by using your smartphone.
In the Castle, you experience AR (Augmented Reality). It is the new display by using CG.
Please access Google Play or AppStore from your smartphone, download application software and use it. The software is free charge!
I hope this application helps your stroll in “Himeji Castle”. You should try it!

[ Information ] Himeji Castle
■Open: 9:00~16:00
Summer (4/27-8/31): 9:00~17:00
Closed day:12/29.30
Adult:1000yen / Children:300yen
68, Honcho, Himeji city, Hyogo.
■TEL: +81-79-285-1146
■URL: http://www.city.himeji.lg.jp/guide/castle.html
■Access:20 minutes walk from JR “Himeji station”.

National treasure "Himeji Castle".  Himeji Castle