Himeji Things to Do

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  • 1. Himeji Castle

    The main keep of Himeji castle, also called the donjon, was one of the first buildings constructed at the modern castle in 1601. The structure, he inner and most well defended part of the castle, was...

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  • 2. Koko-en Garden

    Just to the left of the entrance to Himeji Castle is the Kokoen Garden. Although the garden has no real history (it was built in the 1990s), it features 9 different areas meant to represent different...

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  • 3. City Overview

    The city of Himeji is most well known for its wonderfully preserved castle. The city itself has over 500,000 residents, a major Shinkansen station, and a bustling downtown area between the station and...

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  • 4. Taiyo Koen (Taiyo Park)

    It is kind of funny place as you can see a lot of stone statues from all over the world. Of course they are imitations and minitures but you can experience "travel over the world" in one hour. There...

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  • 5. Kobe -Day Trip

    During a recent trip between Tokyo and Hiroshima, we spent an afternoon on Himeji, then stopped at Kobe for the night before returning to Yokohama and Tokyo. We stayed at Hyogo Station, then spent a...

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  • 6. Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History

    The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History is quite a nice museum. The permanent exhibits feature replicas of all 12 original castles from throughout Japan, a nice recreation of a festival, Japanese toys...

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  • 7. Senhime Tenmangu Shrine

    Senhime Shrine and Ishitorii are located on Mount Otokoyama. The shrine itself is not so impressive however, the view of Himeji Castle from Otokoyama makes it worth the visit. It's also free, so...

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  • 8. Engyoji Temple

    Engyoji Temple is the name of the large temple complex that sits atop Mount Shosha. It is the 27th temple along the Saigoku 33 Temple Pilgrimage. The complex was built in 966 after the priest Shoku...

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  • 9. Himeji City Zoo

    As you come up the main road from the railway station you enter a big square. To your right there is the zoo's entrance. I didn't visit the zoo but I think if you travel with children it may be a nice...

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  • 10. Mount Shosha (Shosazan)

    MT SHOSHA for hiking (there's a ropeway for those who don't want to hike) and seeing ENGYOJI TEMPLE I love to go hiking here! there are many things to see while at MT SHOSHA: the HIMEJI ARTS & CRAFTS...

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  • 11. Bicycling

    One thing that is often overlooked is that you can get a free bike rental from the Tourist Information Center. You first go to the Tourist Information Center in the JR Station, and then they will give...

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  • 12. Otemae Park

    If you are in Himeji on the first Sunday of the month & want to experience a Japanese tea ceremony, go to the 4th floor of Egret (Himeji International Center, Japanese traditional room). It`s from...

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  • 13. Shosha Arts and Crafts Musuem

    HIMEJI ART & CRAFT MUSEUM I really enjoyed seeing the display of 300 pottery buddhist images, the japanese portable shrine (mikoshi) that they use in festivals, the room full of folk toys, and the...

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Himeji is the second largest city in Hyogo Prefecture with 740,000 residents. The town's #1 attraction is undoubtedly Himeji castle which was recently reopened to public after large scale...

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