For Visitors coming to Himeji around Christmas

– Syosyazan Ropeway
Dec 5 (Mon) – 25 (Sun), the Ropeway is canceled due to maintenance. If you want to visit Syosyazan Enkyou Temple, walk. (Note : It takes about an hour on foot.) And also the operation status around the New Year is, after finishing normal services at 17:00 on Dec 31, it resumes on 21:00 and all-night service until 5:00 on New Year’s Day. From around 23:45 on New Year ‘s Eve, it will be crowded with worshipers coming for the first sunrise at around 7:00.

– Himeji castle
Dec 29 (Thu) and 30 (Fri), the Castle is closed for maintenance. Dec 31 – New Year, open. And the entry fee is free on Jan 1. Also, the first 500 people who entered on Jan 2 and 3, premiums offered.

– New Year’s Restaurant (Dining Out) Circumstances
From Jan 1 to 3, the restaurants in the city of Himeji are almost closed. Please note that it is difficult to find where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner.