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There are 3 ways to get from Osaka to Himeji Castle by train or car

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Train via Shin-Osaka  •  1h 14m

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

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Train  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the train from Osaka to Himeji JR Special Rapid Service / ...

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Drive  •  1h 2m

  1. Drive from Osaka to Himeji Castle 90.7 km

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The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Himeji Castle is to drive which costs ¥1300 - ¥2000 and takes 1h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Himeji Castle is to drive which costs ¥1300 - ¥2000 and takes 1h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Osaka and arriving at Himeji. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 3m.

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The distance between Osaka and Himeji Castle is 75 km. The road distance is 90.7 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Himeji Castle without a car is to train via Shin-Osaka which takes 1h 14m and costs ¥2500 - ¥6500.

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It takes approximately 1h 14m to get from Osaka to Himeji Castle, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka to Himeji Castle is 91 km. It takes approximately 1h 2m to drive from Osaka to Himeji Castle.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Himeji Castle. Prices start at ¥15000 per night.

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  • Distance: 75.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 14m

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Shin-Osaka to Himeji every 30 minutes. Tickets cost ¥3300 - ¥5500 and the journey takes 42 min. Japan Railways Limited Express also services this route 5 times a day.

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Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

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Train from Shin-Osaka to Himeji
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥5500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3300 - ¥4500
Reserved seat
¥4200 - ¥5500
Green seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Himeji
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥3600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2400 - ¥3400
Reserved Seat
¥2500 - ¥3600
Green Seat
¥3400 - ¥4600
Train from Osaka to Himeji
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥3700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2500 - ¥3500
Reserved Seat
¥2600 - ¥3700
Green Seat
¥3500 - ¥4800
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

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hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Himeji
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥2000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com

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