There are 4 ways to get from Kobe to Himeji Castle by train, taxi or car

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Train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Himeji Shinkansen Kodama / ...

$24 - $40

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Train Japan Railways (JR)  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Motomachi(Hyogo) to Himeji JR Kobe Rapid Service

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kobe to Himeji Castle 35.9 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Kobe to Himeji Castle 35.9 miles

$6 - $9

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shin-Kobe and arriving at Himeji. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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The distance between Kobe and Himeji Castle is 47 km. The road distance is 57.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Himeji Castle without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs .

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The train from Shin-Kobe to Himeji takes 26 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Kobe to Himeji Castle train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Shin-Kobe station.

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Kobe to Himeji Castle train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Himeji station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kobe to Himeji Castle is 57 km. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Kobe to Himeji Castle.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Himeji Castle. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kobe to Himeji Castle.
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  • Distance: 29.7 miles
  • Duration: 47 min

What companies run services between Kobe, Japan and Himeji Castle, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kobe to Himeji Castle every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 26 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Motomachi(Hyogo) to Himeji
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kobe to Himeji Castle
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Kobe Sogo Taxi
Phone
+81 78-451-0818
Website
kobesogo.co.jp
Kobe MK Taxi
Phone
+81 78-303-6001
Website
mk-group.co.jp

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