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Roundtrip: Kyoto to Himeji Castle - how and how long?

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Roundtrip: Kyoto to Himeji Castle - how and how long?

We have a free day in Kyoto but must be back in time to depart at 17:00. Can we make a roundtrip visit to Himeji and comfortably make our departure?

If so, what would be the best method of transportation to make that trip?

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1. Re: Roundtrip: Kyoto to Himeji Castle - how and how long?

It takes 90 min from Kyoto station to Himeji station by JR Super Rapid Train (Shin Kaisoku). Himeji castle is about 15-20 min away from the station on foot.

These are some options from Kyoto to Himeji :

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3504.html

JLady

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2. Re: Roundtrip: Kyoto to Himeji Castle - how and how long?

If you are using JR pass, you can get there pretty quickly! Go to the JR office in Kyoto Station (look for the Green Window to your left as you enter the Karasuma side of the station) and ask for a train schedule, or ask them to tell you which train to catch and get a reserved seat (no charge if you're using JR rail pass).

Yes, you can do it easily in the time you have. Go for it, you will not regret it! Himeji is the most beautiful example of a Japanese castle you will ever see.

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3. Re: Roundtrip: Kyoto to Himeji Castle - how and how long?

Thank you for your very helpful advice.

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4. Re: Roundtrip: Kyoto to Himeji Castle - how and how long?

You'll easily make your 17.00 departure. You'll really enjoy himeji it's a great day out.

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