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About Himeji

Himeji, the second largest city in Hyogo Prefecture after Kobe, is most famous for its UNESCO World Heritage castle, which is a beautiful example of feudal architecture and one of the few castles in Japan that's not a reconstruction. Also known as the white heron castle for its gracefully curved roofs, Himeji Castle survived a WWII bombing that totaled more that half the city, a massive 1995 earthquake and a number of typhoons with the original buildings intact. Keep your eyes peeled for ninjas on the weekend. Visitors to Himeji can also go to Mount Shosha, where millennia-old temples cluster in the forests near the peak. You might recognize some of them from the movie The Last Samurai.

Sights in Himeji

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Himeji City Museum of Literature

This museum located near the Himeji castle was opened to exhibit the works, mementos and material mainly of literary men and women with association to Himeji.

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Himeji Castle

A short walk north of Himeji Station, this castle is located on top of a hill. It is one of the best examples of early 17th-century Japanese castle architecture

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Engyo-ji Temple

This is a temple of the Tendai sect in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture.

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Mount Shosha

Shoshazan, or Mount Shosha, is home to the Buddhist Engyo-ji Temple of the Tendai sect founded in the year 966.

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Cafe de Miki with Hello Kitty

Cafe de Miki with Hello Kitty is a strongly Hello Kitty themed cafe located in Himeji city near Sanyohimeji station.

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Gozasoro is a Japanese dessert shop with several locations all over Japan. This particular branch can be found within Himeji station.

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Himeji City Museum of Art

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Shosha Art and Craft Museum

This museum showcases Kosho Shimizu’s - a priest of Todaiji Temple- works and collections. Visitors have the opportunity to have an hands on experience with Him

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Koko-en Garden

Koko-en is a garden located close to Himeji Castle in Hyogo.

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Auntie Anne's

Auntie Anne’s is a popular chain originating from the U.S specialising in pretzels in a variety of flavours.

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Nana's Green Tea

Nana's Green Tea is a cafe and dessert shop chain specializing in traditional sweets and parfaits with a twist with locations all over the country.

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This cafe features only black cats. Each cat has a colored bandana around their neck to distinguish them. Nekobiyaka encourages visitors to come and relax with