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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Is the start position of the Himeji Marathon. Think of Himeji Castle starts in the bag, but sent to a majestic start is not meeting other
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  • August 16, 2017
    Nothing special there to see. It is just a road to get you to the highlight of town namely Himeji castle.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    It is from the station straight to the Himeji Castle gate road. Taxi rank, such as several buildings and the SANYO Electric Railway station, and bus station. I think, including trail width wide so if you're gay, to the Castle ambled try too good?.
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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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