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...
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...
This stylish, approachable restaurant is a great lunch choice if you want something a little civilised. The fare here is casual kaiseki:...
68 Honmachi · interesting places nearby
They make their own noodles at this homey little noodle joint a few minutes' walk from the castle. It's not fancy, but if you want an honest, tasty bowl of udon to power you through the day, this is the spot. There's no English sign: look for the white noren (curtains) in the doorway that show noodles being rolled out.