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Himeji

Himeji
The Essential
This modern town (530,000 inhabitants), 50km/31mi to the west of Kobe, is worth a stay for its recently restored feudal castle, considered to be the finest of Japan. The castle grounds are home to the lovely Kouko-en Japanese gardens and Fine Arts, History of the Prefecture and Literature museums. Between Himeji Station and the castle, Miyuki Street is packed tight with shops, souvenir boutiques and restaurants, all of which are crammed at the weekends.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Himeji

Himeji Castle Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle
Himeji
2:00
Japanese Toy Museum Japanese Toy Museum
Japanese Toy Museum
Hojo
Himeji City Museum of Art Himeji City Museum of Art
Himeji City Museum of Art
Himeji
1:30
Engyo-ji Engyo-ji
Engyo-ji
Himeji
0:30
Kouko-en Kouko-en
Kouko-en
Himeji
1:00
Castle View (Himeji station) Castle View (Himeji station)
Castle View (Himeji station)
Himeji
1:00