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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai
Himeji 
# 13   of 175 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 (1001 votes)
Visited by: 1733 users
 2  Mount Shosha
Temple mountain featured in Last Samurai.
User rating: 86/100 (80 votes)
Visited by: 149 users
 3  Kokoen Garden
Japanese style garden next to the castle.
User rating: 82/100 (275 votes)
Visited by: 504 users

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User Rating (by 998 users):
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39.  Shimokita Hanto   86/100
40.  Kinosaki   86/100
41.  Himeji   85/100
42.  Furano   85/100
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44.  Yokohama   85/100
45.  Lake Towada   85/100
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8.  Nagoya   2576
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10.  Hakone   2382
11.  Nikko   2343
12.  Miyajima   2109
13.  Himeji   2040
14.  Fukuoka   1913
15.  Fuji Five Lakes   1886
16.  Sapporo   1839
17.  Narita   1520

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