Spread over an area of 534.4km2 in the Hyogo Prefecture, which lies in the Kansai region and happens to be the second biggest city of the prefecture.
This place has a lot of tourist sites, primarily known for housing numerous castle around the province.
The activities that you can participate in range, from visiting the Himeji castle or even visit the peaceful and spiritual complex of the Engyoji Temple, which is a Buddhist building and is known for being the filming set area of the movie The Last Samurai. It is also one out of the thirty-three place son the Saigon pilgrimage list.
Whatever it is, in case you happen to come around the place but don’t go to the ‘White Heron’ would be a criminal act!
The castle beautifully lies on the Himeyama hill and has regained its lost grandeur after restoration projects that went on for years. The villa is the most beautiful around the spring and autumn foliage just like all around Japan.
For good food around the place, you can check out Watami Japanese Restaurant and the Toronto restaurant. The best Japanese home-style cooked can be found at places like Ouchi, Nishimuraya, Homey, Himeji Shokudo, Shunmi, Icchoura, Bairinkan, Tamara no Baba, Name etc.
Getting a one day ticket to travel around the Kansai region works well. The other places which you can visit around Himeji are Kokoen Garden, Himeji Central Park, the city zoo, Taiyo Park.
For accommodation facilities, you can check in at stays like Hotel Nikko Himeji, Toyoko Inn, Via Inn Himeji, Hotel alpha one, Himeji castle hotel, Hotel Livemax Himeji Ekimae, Hotel Claire Higasa or the comfort hotel Himeji.
In case you got extra time, then it won’t be a bad idea to visit Iejima islands which are about only thirty minutes from the Himeji port and can be reached easily by boat. It consists of forty-four islands, wherein people inhabit only about four of them.