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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 to your Himeji travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Himeji online tour planner .
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  • Main street looks and out the North exit of Jr Himeji (Himeji mouth). If you walk, Otemae Street even if you don't know how to get reach Himeji Castle. From here the view is best. Supposed to be uplifting would want to go to the Castle. Wider sidewalks there during the construction and easy to walk.
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  • Himeji station to Himeji Castle gate length of about 840 m is 50 meters in width. Voted one of the top 100 roads in Japan. Shinki bus runs frequently on the road and on both sides a lot of shops and restaurants and walking and would never get bored.
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  • It is a main street with a view of Himeji Castle Himeji Station North exit from 50 meters width. All 無電信柱 and the designed landscape. Continued Ginkgo Biloba and camphor tree-lined sidewalks on both sides, the event place.
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Where to stay in Himeji

The UNESCO-protected castle brings plenty of visitors to Himeji, so the quiet city possesses enough accommodations to be able to suit their eclectic tastes and diverse budgets. Located in clusters among the main commercial squares close to the train station, you'll find the main hotels, including budget and luxury options. Look to the side streets of this central district for a fair selection of hostels and guesthouses. The high speed train service connecting Himeji to Osaka and Kyoto means that many visitors choose to visit during a day trip from one of these large cities.
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