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Otemae Street, Himeji

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Set against the background of Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site, Otemae Street makes a very attractive stroll stretching some 1.2 km (0.75 mi) from Himeji station to the castle. Offering a superb view of the castle, which sits high atop a hill at the far end of the street, this nicely paved, tree-lined boulevard provides great vibes and good photo opportunities. Sit on a bench and feel the energy of local life, or admire numerous bronze statues by famous Japanese sculptors. Rows of camphor and ginkgo trees provide shade as you wander past restaurants and browse through simple flea market stalls. Add Otemae Street and other attractions to your Himeji trip itinerary using our Himeji trip builder.
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  • Himeji Castle there bigger is not it. Further development in recent years, and now even better views from the train station.
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  • This is the main street that leads to the Castle from Himeji station. From Castle looks perfectly aligned. Himeji Castle marathon start and even start after run towards the station. Weather was good, Nice.
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  • Conversely seen from the Castle, viewed from Castle view, extend straight along this street was a successful fusion station and Castle and the unique scenery to keep. Yet? This street redevelopment plan, plans to say smooth vehicular traffic is maintained, the current and long-awaited 4-lane highway reduces to one lane and ridiculous stupid things. And also welcome everyone in the street everyone citizens, invited to a chronic and fatal traffic exactly Kyoto Shijo-Dori to one lane so not like armchair scholar with the Administration had conducted freely through a silly plan. But good as... a shame!?!.
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