Hakusan Castle (Harima)

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As part of his campaign to conquer Harimono Province, Toyotomi Hideyoshi for a brief time in 1577, stationed his headquarters on this mountain.

Visit Notes

Take bus number 8 from Himeji Station or Himeji Castle to the terminal stop "Mount Shosha Ropeway" (書写山ロープウェイ, 30 minutes, 270 yen one way, departures every 15-20 minutes). Then, take the ropeway up the mountain (500 yen one way, 900 yen round trip, departures every 15 minutes). Alternatively, it is possible to hike up the mountain in about 45-60 minutes.

The photo above shows parts of the temple complex not castle remains.

  • Honda Mausoleums for the lords of Himeji Castle

Castle Profile
English Name Hakusan Castle (Harima)
Japanese Name 播磨白山城
Founder Toyotomi HIdeyoshi
Year Founded 1577
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Sanyo Shinkansen, Himeji Station
Visitor Information 8:30-17:00 (Winter)
 8:30-18:00 (Spring-Autumn and National holidays)
Time Required 1 hour
Location Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 53' 35.12" N, 134° 39' 20.48" E
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Added to Jcastle 2017
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58 months ago
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I feel obliged to return here and uncover some actual remains. Not a bad idea since, as I said, the temple Engyouji is really great.


67 months ago
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The Temple is Shoshazan Engyouji. It's really great.