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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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  • This street is the main point of passage between the train station, the castle of Himeji and take bus 8 to mount Shoshazan
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  • This is the Main Street in Himeji. With the train station on one end and the Castle on the other. It's very easy to walk and local statues dot the path. You will find many places to shop and eat. 
  • beautifully laid out boulevard, lined with an array of stores and covered in shopping streets - mind boggling!