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Himeji 
# 13   of 178 destinations
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Himeji (PH) 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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Attractions
 1  Himeji Castle
Japan's best preserved feudal castle.
User rating: 93/100 (1008 votes)
Visited by: 1748 users
 2  Mount Shosha
Temple mountain featured in Last Samurai.
User rating: 85/100 (81 votes)
Visited by: 151 users
 3  Kokoen Garden
Japanese style garden next to the castle.
User rating: 82/100 (276 votes)
Visited by: 508 users

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User Rating (by 1007 users):
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Best rated destinations (out of 162):
35.  Niseko   86/100
36.  Sado Island   86/100
37.  Hakone   86/100
38.  Kinosaki   86/100
39.  Kume Island   86/100
40.  Himeji   85/100
41.  Shimokita Hanto   85/100
42.  Furano   85/100
43.  Obuse   85/100
44.  Lake Towada   85/100
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8.  Kobe   2630
9.  Nagoya   2624
10.  Hakone   2427
11.  Nikko   2386
12.  Miyajima   2145
13.  Himeji   2067
14.  Fukuoka   1950
15.  Fuji Five Lakes   1925
16.  Sapporo   1874
17.  Narita   1552

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