"Himeji" Himeji by DutchW

Himeji Travel Guide: 195 reviews and 519 photos

Friendly city with great castle

Himeji is not far west from major destinations like Osaka or Kyoto, and well worth a day visit. We stayed for the night on a trip from east to west, and found it a good place to stop over.
The major castle is the major attractor; there are some good museums too.

Free riders on a bike

The tourist information desk at the north exit of the Himeji JR station can get you free[!] rental bikes for the day. A perfect way to roam the inner city, castle and museum and park area around the castle.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:One of Japan's largest castles
  • Cons:Castle can only be partly visited until 2014
  • Last visit to Himeji: Aug 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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