Himeji Castle has several illumination events throughout the year. For 2023, the winter illumination event will have the title “Castle History” as 2023 will be the 30th anniversary of the castle becoming a World Heritage Site.
The event is free and will consist of LED lights, projection mapping, ball-shaped lanterns, and a water mirror — you’ll have to see it for yourself. The light-up will take place in the square in the Sannomaru part of the castle.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.