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Otemae Street, Himeji
(3.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The street has beautiful trees that provide Otemae a wonderful visual with the Himeji Castle in the background. There are still several options of stores and restaurants on main street and adjacent streets. Worth eating a ramen there.
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  • Departing from the station, we walk down this street on the way to the castle of Himeji. It is a large Avenue where we find large shopping centres, cafes and shops. The best are the views of the Castle as we approach.
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  • Once when you went out of the JR Station, one would get hold of the white Hemiji Castle in front of you. It takes less than half an hour to go straight along the boulevard but definitely travelers wou...  more »