|Chugoku Express Way||15 minutes from Tohori exit-ramp of Bantan Expressway branched off of Fukusaki Inter-change.|
|Sanyo Express Way||Approx. 20 minutes from Himeji-higashi Interchange. Approx. 25 minutes from Himeji-nishi Interchange.|
|Hanshin Expressway (Himeji Bypass)||Approx. 15 minutes from Chuji Ramp.|
Japan Railway to Himeji City
|From Osaka||Kobe take Sanyo Shinkansen or JR Kobe Line (Special Rapid Express) bound for Himeji, Aboshi or Banshu Ako.
JR Kobe Line (Special Rapid Express)：Approx. 1 hour from Osaka~Himeji. Approx. 40 min. from Sannomiya Station.
Shin-Osaka~Himeji City by Shinkansen approx. 30 minutes.
|From Hiroshima||Okayama Direction：Take Sanyo Shinkansen / Approx. 20 minutes to Himeji. Or Sanyo Mainline bound for Himeji / Approx. 1.5 hours
|Take Hanshin or Sanyo Trains bound for Sanyo Station Himeji.
Approx. 1.5 hours by Direct Express from Hanshin Umeda Station.
Approx. 1 hour from Hanshin-Hankyu Kobe at Sannomiya Station.
From JR/Sanyo Railway Himeji station
|Kokoen Garden is next to Himeji Castle, a short walk west of the castle's main gate (Otemon Gate). From Himeji JR Station, it can be reached in a 20 minute walk or five minute ride by bus (¥100 one way) along the broad Otemae-dori Street, which leads straight north from the station to Himeji Castle and Koko-en Garden.|
Otemon Parking is pay-parking directly in front of/across the street from Koko-en/Himeji Castle.
|Ability||555 cars、45 Buses.
- Otemon Parking is open 24/7.
Parking and payment method is self-service using automated charging machines.
Otemae Parking Location: 68 Banchi-Honmachi, Himeji. Across the street/in front of Koko-en and Himeji Castle.
Parking Charges：Bus (2.6 meters) ¥2,500 one day.
Standard car/van：first 3 hours ¥600; over 3 hours ¥900.
Otemon Parking inquiry contact: TEL. +81-79-284-1533