Just across the moat on the western side of Himeji-jō is Kōko-en, a reconstruction of the former samurai quarters of the castle. There...
The most magnificent castle in Japan, Himeji-jō is also one of only a handful of original castles in the country (most others are modern...
Hyōgo Prefectural Museum of History
This museum has good displays on Himeji-jō and other castles around Japan. In addition, the museum covers the main periods of Japanese...
For good gyōza and hearty bowls of thick pork-bone soy-flavoured soup rāmen we recommend this friendly rāmen joint near the station....
Lonely Planet review
This stylish, approachable restaurant is a great lunch choice if you want something a little civilised. The fare here is casual kaiseki: a little sashimi, some tempura and the usual nibbles on the side. At lunch try the excellent omakese-zen (tasting set; ¥1500). There's a small English sign. There's an English menu available at lunch, but not at dinner.