【Best Route】Kansai International Airport to Himeji Castle【Wareko Maps】


Welcome to Himeji Castile


For foreigners who want to explore the Himeji Castle , it was examined the route to go from Kansai International Airport to Himeji Castle .


EnglishHimeji Castle

Photo of the front of the castle complex
By Bernard GagnonOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4226393

I think this photo was taken more than ten year ago. Because, Himeji castle was repaired through 2009-2015 and painted white shown below. The castle in this photo is not white, so I think it is taken before the renovation of the roof and walls .



Map and Location of Himeji Castle

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Access from Kansai International Airport(Osaka) to Himeji-castle

There are several access routes to Himeji Castle from Kansai International Airport(Osaka) .

The bellows are my search results of my personal investigation. There may be a mistake in the list . Please confirm by yourself.

1. Direct bus without transfer
Route1TimeFaretransport and my comments
Kansai International Airport   

Himeji Station   
Total 3300yenYou can go directly to Himeji Station . If you want a snooze on the move , this route is the best .


2. Good view from the ferry boat

Route2TimeFaretransport and my comments
Kansai International Airport   

7minfreeShuttle bus to the Ferry Terminal
Ferry Terminal (Kansai Airport)   

31min1850yenHigh-Speed Ferry
Ferry Terminal
(Kobe Airport Kaijyo Access terminal)
  You will be able to see the beautiful Kobe ‘s rooftops and the views of the Seto Inland Sea to the move by ferry boat .

Kobe Airport   

18min330yenPort Liner
Sannomiya station   

40min970yenJR Train Sinkaisoku (Sinkaisoku is a local train, but skips many stations like express. Low price and fast . The english name is “Special Rapid” .)


3. train

Route3TimeFaretransport and my comments
Kansai International Airport   

9min920yenNankai-Kuko Line(Airport Express)
Izumisano station  

32minNankai Line(Airport Express)
Shin-Imamiya station 1660yen 

17minJR Osaka Loop Line(Kanku-Rapid)
Osaka station  

63minJR Tokaido-Sanyo Line(Special Rapid)
Himeji station   

If you got off the train at Shin-Imamiya Station , Tsutenkaku Tower show below are nearby . It is about two or three hundred meters .

This is the most deeply tasteful town in Osaka .

Tsutenkaku tower(Osaka)

Quote source https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/73/通天閣03.jpg/576px-通天閣03.jpg


4. train

Route4TimeFaretransport and my comments
Kansai International Airport   

9min920yenNankai-Kuko Line(Airport Express)
Izumisano station   

36min Nankai Line(Airport Express)

Subway Namba station   

8min240yenOsaka City Subway-Yotsubashi Line
Subway Nishi-Umeda   

JR Osaka   

63min1490yenJR Tokaido-Sanyo Line(Special Rapid)
Himeji station   




If you got off the train at Nankai-Namba Station, the famous illuminated signboards at Ebisu Bridge on the Dōtonbori Canal is nearby . It is two or three hundred meters . It is very crowded .


Osaka Dotonbori Ebisu Bridge.jpg
By Type specimenOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33325509



Walk to Himeji Castle

Himeji Station ➜ Himeji Castle (15min walk)




Japanese tea ceremony

In the Himeji Castle, there is a Japanese-style garden named Koko-en Garden . You will be able to experience the Japanese tea ceremony in the tearoom in it . This is my recommendation .


Himeji Koukoen10bs4592.jpg
By 663highland663highland, CC 表示 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5356214



Himeji Castle Now (2015/3~)

Himeji Castle was repaierd in 2009-6-27 to 2015-3-18 .
After the five-year renovation of the roof and walls, Castle becomes very white .

By Terumasa投稿者自身による作品, CC 表示-継承 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41766947




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