There are 10 ways to get from Tokyo to Himeji Castle by train, night bus, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Himeji Shinkansen Nozomi

$120 - $170

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Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB
  2. Take the train from Sannomiya(Jr) to Himeji

$76 - $275

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Night bus  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Himeji Station

$88

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Himeji Castle 360.9 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka (ITM) HND - ITM
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Himeji

$114 - $370

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima, bus, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Tokushima (TKS) HND - TKS
  2. Take the bus from Naruto Koenguchi to Kousoku Maiko
  3. Take the train from Maikokoen to Sanyohimeji

$179 - $504

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Okayama, train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Okayama (OKJ) HND - OKJ
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Himeji

$128 - $391

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka (ITM) NRT - ITM
  3. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Himeji

$155 - $506

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tottori, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Tottori (TTJ) HND - TTJ
  2. Take the train from Tottori to Himeji

$148 - $511

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Takamatsu, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Takamatsu (TAK) HND - TAK
  2. Take the train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
  3. Take the train from Okayama to Himeji

$141 - $435

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Himeji Castle is to drive which costs ¥6500 - ¥10000 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Himeji Castle is to train which costs ¥13000 - ¥19000 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tokyo and arriving at Himeji. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Himeji Castle is 470 km. The road distance is 577.5 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Himeji Castle without a car is to train which takes 3 h 25 min and costs ¥13000 - ¥19000.

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The train from Tokyo to Himeji takes 3 h 4 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Tokyo to Himeji Castle train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Tokyo station.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Kobe Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Himeji Castle is 577 km. It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to drive from Tokyo to Himeji Castle.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Himeji Castle.
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  • Distance: 293.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Himeji Castle hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $170 and the journey takes 3 h 4 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tottori
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Takamatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Takamatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Himeji
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $160
Reserved seat
$130 - $170
Green seat
$170 - $230
Train from Shin-Osaka to Himeji
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$29 - $40
Reserved seat
$35 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $60
Train from Okayama to Himeji
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$28 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $55
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 Sannomiya(Jr) to Himeji
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hanshin Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Maikokoen to Sanyohimeji
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Bus operators
Keio Dentetsu Bus
Website
highwaybus.com
Night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Himeji Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Naruto Koenguchi to Kousoku Maiko
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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All Nippon Airways and Skymark Airlines offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Kobe Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Himeji Castle. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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