Himeji

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Himeji (•P˜H) is most famous for its magnificent castle, Himeji Castle, widely considered to be Japan's most beautiful surviving feudal castle. The castle is designated both a national treasure and a UNESCO world heritage site.

With half a million inhabitants, Himeji is the second largest city of Hyogo Prefecture after Kobe. It can be reached in less than one hour from Osaka or Kyoto and is also a popular stopover on journeys along the Sanyo Shinkansen.

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Himeji Castle

Japan's best preserved feudal castle.

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Mount Shosha

Temple mountain featured in Last Samurai.

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Kokoen Garden

Japanese style garden next to the castle.

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Last updated: October 22, 2014
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