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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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  • Recently, was in good condition. Tohru who is just a short walk to the Himeji Castle. It is safe because the wide sidewalk. Also, and 城近 based on as exciting.
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  • To go to the castle through path. Walking normally, and 15-20 minutes. I felt like a shopping arcade in General and the so-called tourist souvenir city mix. 100 yen shops are there, great. Because the castle was flickering as seen did not only the difference between drab streets and enjoyed
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  • Himeji streets are delightfully broad and walker friendly. If you take a walk from the JR Himeji station towards the castle, you will be able to see the castle in front of you the whole way with store...  more »