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MuseumsHimeji City Museum of Literature

Located northwest of Himeji Castle, Himeji City Museum was designed by architect Tadao Ando as a space for visitors strolling through the city and castle to dialogue with literature.
In the permanent exhibition room in the North Wing, stories and history related to Himeji Castle are introduced in the Gallery Tracing the History of Himeji Castle.
In the Forest of Words Gallery, visitors can touch on the lives of writers through the words they left behind.
In the South Wing, there is a Kids' Room with picture books for children, and a café.

Basic Information

  • Toilet Available

    Toilet Available

  • Restaurant On-site

    Restaurant On-site

  • Parking Available

    Parking Available

  • Shop Available

    Shop Available

  • Coin locker available

    Coin locker available

  • WiFi available

    WiFi available

  • Accepts credit cards

    Accepts credit cards

Train: Himeji Station on JR/Sanyo Electric Railway
Bus: Take Shinki Bus to "Ichinohashi Bungakukan-mae / Otokoyama Senhime Tenmangu" bus stop, and walk 4 minutes to the north
Space for approx. 50 cars (Free)
*Please contact the museum in advance if you are making your visit in a large bus.
Business Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Adults 450 yen / High school and university students 300 yen / Elementary and junior high school students 150 yen (Fees may vary for special exhibitions.
Mondays, the day after holidays, and New Year's holidays
Barrier-Free Information
No steps at entrance / No steps in hallway / Wheelchair accessible toilet / Wheelchair rental service
84 Yamanoichō, Himeji, Hyogo 670-0021
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