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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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  •  The area around Himeji City Centre shopping, tourist shopping district in. It's out there, and condensed Himeji city and a lot more in between the train station and Castle Road. Above all, good trail area. Meijo to tourism was down nationwide in 2000, around, but from that time was expanding trail. It's cool that foresight paid off now. 醸shi出sou fun walking and sitting statue.
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  • It is Otemae-Dori Avenue has become a front line to Himeji Castle. Facing the front of large white and clean. On the way to Nice, and so are signs of the town.
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  • Himeji Station in front of the store street, there is a very flat price of food, design time has built the ceiling, so do not worry about the weather problem, very direct to go shopping.
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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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