Le Pont International Music Festival  Ako & Himeji 2018


Specially Erected Stage in the Ni-no-maru Bailey of Himeji Castle

20 minutes on foot from JR/Sanyo Railway Himeji Station or 5 minutes on foot from the “Otemon-mae” bus stop by taking a Shinki bus from the North Exit of Himeji Station.

68 Honmachi, Himeji City, Hyogo, 670-0012

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Specially Erected Stage in Shoshazan Engyoji Temple

Approx. 30 minutes from JR/Sanyo Railway Himeji Station to the “Shoshazan Ropeway” station terminus by bus.
20 minutes on foot along the forest trails after a 5 minute ropeway ride (fee applies).

2968 Shosha, Himeji City, Hyogo, 671-2201
TEL 079-266-3327
FAX 079-266-4908

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Directions after getting off the ropeway
1) Show your Le Pont ticket at the ticket gate of Engyoji Temple. (By showing your ticket, you will not be charged an admission fee to the temple.) Follow the mountain path to the temple (the total distance is approx. 1.2 km). The first path is an approx. 700 m uphill walk to the main gate of the temple.
2) After passing the main gate, the path will become smooth (for approx. 200 m). The last 100 m to Mani-den is downhill.
3) Arrive at the foot of Mani-den.
4) It is a 5 minute uphill walk (approx. 200 m steep slope). Please note that this path may be uneven.
5) Arrive at the event venue. After the concert, please watch your step when walking on the mountain path back to the station.

Parnassus Hall

Take a Shinki bus bound for “Mount Shoshazan Ropeway” or “Oikedai” from JR/Sanyo Railway Himeji Station. It is 15 minutes by bus to the “Himeji Koko Mae” stop. Once you get off at the stop, the hall is nearby.
The parking area of Shogai Gakushu School is a 10 minute walk away from the hall.
(Parking available. 4 hours or less: 200 yen, 8 hours or less: 500 yen, 395 parking spots)

9-1-10 Tsujii, Himeji City, Hyogo, 670-0083

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Ako Harmony Hall

30 minutes by train from JR Himeji Station via the Ako line. After getting off at JR Banshu Ako Station, there is an 8 minute walk towards the south east.
25 minutes by car from JR Aioi station.
10 minutes by car from the Sanyo Expressway Ako Interchange.

864 Nakahiro, Ako City, Hyogo, 678-0232
TEL 0791-43-5111
FAX 0791-43-5950

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Access to Ako and Himej

By train

30 minutes from JR Himeji Station to JR Banshu-Ako Station via Ako Line.

If coming from further afield

To Himeji
From JR Sannomiya
39 minutes by limited express to JR Himeji.
From Osaka International Airport
Approx. 1 hour, 20 minutes by Limousine Bus to Himeji.
From Kansai International Airport
Approx. 2 hours, 10 minutes or 2 hours, 20 minutes by Limousine Bus to Himeji.
To Ako
From JR Sannomiya
1 hour, 16 minutes to Banshu-Ako Station