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Himeji is a city of approximately 500,000 inhabitants located an hour west of Osaka. The highlight of Himeji is Himeji castle, the most outstanding castle still standing in Japan.

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Himeji Castle

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  • Kyoto to Himeji to Nara - doable? alternatives?
    of operations will be Kyoto... and we would very much like to visit Himeji, but I've been reading up on Nara and it seems that it would be a nice place to go as well. Seeing as how many people say that Himeji could ...

  • Day trip = Himeji + Nara? Also, Monkeys
    I just want to ask if a day trip to Himeji then Nara is possible? Our group will be based on Kyoto and will be utilizing the JR Rail Pass to get to Himeji from Kyoto. Any specifics on what trains to take from Himeji to Nara would be much appreciated. My second query is about monkeys. We've seen photos on the internet ...

  • Osaka/ Kyoto
    My first suggestion would be to skip Osaka. It's great for a night, and Dotonbori is a great introduction to urban Japan, but really it's just a big city. Spend your time in Kyoto, add a trip to Nara, and head to Himeji for the castle. ...

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