SWIMMING at the HOTEL SUN GARDEN HIMEJI!!
I`ve swam in their pool many times & I highly recommend it! Their pool is not Olympic size but there is a retractable roof so that during the summertime they open the roof and you can feel the warmth of the sun!!
There is also a sauna and jacuzzi next to the pool.
The shower/bath area is typical Japanese style and fabulous (about 10 sit down showers, 2 stand up showers, a hot bath w/ massage outlets, a cold bath, and a steam room)!
The locker area and rest area has 2 music chairs (speakers on the side) and about a hundred channels(!) and free drinks (soda, juice, tea).
Costs about 1500yen for nonstaying guests.
You can rent bicycles for free & ride around Himeji. Apply for one at the Tourist Information Center at JR Himeji Station, central gate. Fill in your name, address, age, telephone #, & take the rental slip to the cycle depot (Multi-story cycle parking east of the station OR Otemae Underground cycle parking).
Bicycles can be rented between 9am-4pm & must be returned by 6pm.
If you want to pay to rent a bike, you can south of Himeji Station, to the right of the station. It costs 350yen/day. I don`t know the times for returning but if you are planning on doing this, let me know & I`ll find out for you.