Drone crashes into World Heritage-listed Himeji Castle

National Nov 17, 2016

Drone crashes into World Heritage-listed Himeji Castle

A drone crashed into World Heritage-listed Himeji Castle on Thursday following a similar incident last year, local government officials said. The small drone hit two parts of the main Daitenshu donjon and fell to the ground at around 12:45 p.m. Two groups of people preparing ...

Himeji attracted record 2.87 million visitors in 2015

National Apr 6, 2016

Himeji attracted record 2.87 million visitors in 2015

Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Hyogo Prefecture, attracted the biggest number of visitors among the nation's historical castles in fiscal 2015, it emerged this week. Himeji Castle attracted 2,867,051 visitors, taking the No. 1 spot for the first time. Among them, overseas ...

Himeji Castle to reopen after lengthy renovation

National Mar 26, 2015

Himeji Castle to reopen after lengthy renovation

Restoration of the 17th century Himeji Castle wrapped up Thursday after 5½ years of work. The government marked the event with a ceremony, a day before the UNESCO World Heritage site was due to open to the public. Roof tiles were replaced and the outer walls ...