Enjoy Himeji




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Good Place No.1

Himeji Castle

UNESCO World Heritage Site. We locals highly recommend visiting the castle at night.
It’s worth visiting to see the castle dimly and fantastically come to life after dark!There is also a recommended walking course around the moat.

There is also a recommended walking course around the moat. I hope you will enjoy the nighttime as if you have slipped back in time.
At night, egrets perch and rest on a tree, which looks like a Christmas tree. Ask the proprietress of 588 which tree it is.

Good Place No.2

Ko-koen-garden 好古園

When visiting the castle, make sure to stop at the Koko-en garden. Located on the western side of Himeji Castle, this garden is often used for shooting films and dramas, with a unique beauty in each season.

An adult ticket for the garden costs ¥310, but a set-ticket for Himeji Castle and Koko-en garden is available at a special price of ¥1050!

Good Place No.3

Himeji City ZOO

As a citizen of Himeji, I highly recommend this place. This is the Himeji City  Zoo. It is a rare zoo located “inside” Himeji Castle.

It’s a zoo that has been loved by the citizens for a long time, and it has a lot of small animals as well as retro playground equipment !

Good Place No.4

Shoshazan Engyoji Temple

Shoshazan Engyoji Temple represents the symbol of Tendai Buddhism and is also well-known as a filming location for various movies from Japan and outside of Japan.

It takes a 30 minutes bus ride from Himeji Station, in which from there you can take the ropeway up to the temple, or if you like climbing mountains, you can go hiking! Shoshazan Engyoji Temple, surrounded by beautiful green grass with moss on the tree trunks in the tranquility.

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Himeji City Museum

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History

Himeji City Museum of Literature

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