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Himeji

3.6
Castles · Landmarks · Gardens
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site. Other landmarks of the feudal age in Himeji include traditional samurai districts, with the renovated homes and artfully arranged gardens adding to the historical core of the city, and a number of museums explaining their history, importance, and relevance to contemporary Japanese culture. The flat and relatively quiet city can be explored on foot, or by rented bicycle, with the topography and lack of traffic making sightseeing in Himeji a breeze. To plan Japan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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Popular things to do in Himeji

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Himeji Castle ©
World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Koko-en ©
Garden
Koko-en
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Landmark
Shoshazan Engyoji
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Mt Shosha hiking ©
Hiking Trail
Mt Shosha hiking
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Himeji

Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Garden
Okayama Korakuen Garden Okayama
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Ohara Museum of Art Kurashiki
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Historic Walking Area
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter Kurashiki
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Otsuka Museum of Art Naruto
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Himeji

Otemae Street ©
Landmark
Otemae Street
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
Nishi no Maru ©
Historic Site
Nishi no Maru
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Himeji Central Park ©
Safari
Himeji Central Park
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone
Landmark
Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Himeji

Himeji Park ©
Park
Himeji Park
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Sunken Garden, Castle Garden ©
Garden
Sunken Garden, Castle Garden
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Himeyama Park ©
Park
Himeyama Park
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Himeji Baraen
Garden
Himeji Baraen
3.8
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Himeji

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Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Religious Site
Nagoyama Reien Busharito
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Koyama Castle Ruins
Historic Site
Koyama Castle Ruins
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Bizenmaru ©
Historic Site
Bizenmaru
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Usukihachiman Shrine ©
Religious Site
Usukihachiman Shrine
3.8
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Himeji

Taiyo Park ©
Theme Park
Taiyo Park
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Himeji City Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Himeji City Aquarium
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Himeji Science Museum ©
Science Museum
Himeji Science Museum
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Matogata Beach
Beach
Matogata Beach
3.3
Duration: 4 hours

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