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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai
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 (1016 votes)
Visited by: 1762 users
 2  Mount Shosha
Temple mountain featured in Last Samurai.
User rating: 86/100 (82 votes)
Visited by: 152 users
 3  Kokoen Garden
Japanese style garden next to the castle.
User rating: 82/100 (277 votes)
Visited by: 510 users

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User Rating (by 1019 users):
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41.  Shimokita Hanto   85/100
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14.  Fukuoka   1975
15.  Fuji Five Lakes   1951
16.  Sapporo   1902
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