Chisun Inn Himeji Yumesakibashi
3-5 Nishiyumesakidai, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, 671-2214, Japan
More about Himeji
Closeup of Himeji Castle
Toys by Decade in Hyogo Prefectural Museum
Ninja in Himeji Castle
Himeji railway station lockers
I see others are interested in the same question. What is the locker situation at Himeji railway station? Cost? Size?
Thanks in anticipation
Re: Himeji railway station lockers
Hi, hopefully someone will be able to give a better update. It's about 4 years since I used the lockers there. My recollection was the facilities were a little limited. However, I did find space for my main luggage. Costs I guess might well have changed, but at the time I think it was around 500Yen.
Travel Tips for Himeji
For those who live in Himeji, you can go to Egret (next to Otenmae Park) 4th floor & use the internet for free.
For visitors, go to I LOVE YOU MULTIMEDIA STATION at Festa, underneath JR Himeji Station (10 mins, 100 yen). It`s the cheapest and most convenient for visitors to Himeji.
Please note: The signs outside the multimedia station says "Sanyo Driving School" as the station also doubles as an application point for the driving school. Don`t worry about that. Just go through the sliding door & you will see the computers to your left. The staff can speak a little English.
Walk around the castle which is surrounded entirely by moats & defensive walls. Walk closer to the walls & you'll discover rectangular, circular & triangular openings for firing guns & shooting arrows at attackers!
WHAT TO BRING?
Himeji is most likely to be a daytrip visit from the Kansai region. In which case a small day backpack will suffice. Himeji's weather is much the same as the rest of Japan. General rule of thumb, cold in winter, cool in autumn and spring and hot and humid in summer. Of course, rainy season (June/July) produces a lot of rain (as one would expect!) so don't forget an umbrella or rain coat. Himeji Castle is so beautiful and you will definately need a camera when you come here!! I think the castle has interesting photo appeal all year round. If you liked this page then I would love to hear about it. Also feel free to email me with any questions :-)
JAPAN TOY MUSEUM!!
go to the JAPAN TOY MUSEUM!! it has a huge display of various kinds of japanese toys (wooden, plastic, cloth, metal, etc) and also a building that houses international toys. i've never seen a museum like this before. most of the toys are in display cases but this museum is really for kids because you can play with ALOT of the toys on display tables.
this is a great place to remininsce about your childhood toys. there are some US toys from fisherprice that brought back some memories for me!
there is also a building that houses traditional japanese house shrines and seasonal toys.
LOCATION: 671-3 Nakanino Kodera-cho, Kanzaki-gun Hyogo 679-2143. TO GET THERE: take the JR BANTAN LINE from JR HIMEJI STATION to KOURO STATION (about 15 mins). when you get to KOURO STATION, you have to walk east about 15mins. (there are signs to point you in the right direction). on your way there, you may feel lost because the museum is not on a main street; it's in a very secluded area and you pass by homes and fields. HOURS: daily 10am-5pm but closed wednesdays except for national holidays and during spring and summer school vacations. ADMISSION: 500yen/adults, 400yen/high school&college students, 200yen/children 4+yrs.
Chinese food on a budget
Osho`s is a Chinese restaurant chain known for its gyoza (fried dumplings). It costs only 180yen! Other dishes there include fried rice, noodle dishes, ramen, fried chicken, & vegetarian dishes. Prices are very reasonable & portions adequate.
You`ll see alot of school kids here when school lets out for the afternoon.